International Business

B493B Doing Business in Africa

Content

This module will explore commonalities and differences of business systems of sub-Saharan Africa.

Key topics include:

  • the economic framework conditions of sub-Saharan Africa
  • business cultures of African nations
  • African-European business partnerships

Key facts about the course

ECTS-Credits

6

 

Level

M.Sc.

Degree

Workload

60/165

class/self

Cycle

WS

generally

Course language

ENG

 

Duration of the module

1

term

Exam written

60

minutes

Maximum Student number

40

 


Objectives

This module enables students to comprehend the basics of African business systems and to explain the characteristics of management in Africa. They interpret the dynamic economic situation in sub-Saharan Africa and recognize the role of outside forces, such as the West, but also China. In addition, students identify the opportunities Africa provides for Western companies, and assess what these companies should do in order to make use of them.


Registration

Necessary!

Please register via Campus.

Course work

Group presentation (compulsory!)

Course type

Seminar (1 SWS)

Literature

Will be announced in the lecture!

Exam

Registration: With participation at the course.


Course can be taken as part of the following programs/modules:

Economics

  • Free Elective Studies

Economics and Finance

  • Free Elective Studies

European Economics

  • Elective Studies

European Management

  • Specialization Studies Focus International Business
  • Elective Studies

General Managment

  • Specialization Studies Focus International Business
  • Elective Studies

International Business

  • Specialization Studies Focus International Business
  • Elective Studies

International Economics

  • Free Elective Studies

Management and Economics

  • Elective Studies