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GMS 694

The African Business Environment

This course examines the challenges of conducting business in Africa. The region as a whole is profiled in terms of history, culture, demographic trends, political risk, economic performance and market opportunity. Barriers to trade and foreign direct investment will be examined along with important institutions that impact business activity. The search for opportunities and the problems associated with doing business in subsistence economies on the African continent will be a central focus of this course. Intra-regional differences in levels of economic development are discussed. Economic integration in the Region and its challenges will also be examined by assessing the performance of blocs such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). North American and European interventions in the Region are also discussed along with China's growing economic and political influence. The implications for business in Africa are developed.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

GMS 200 or MGT 200 or Direct Entry

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

Mentioned in the Following Calendar Pages

*List may not include courses that are on a common table shared between programs.

Global Management Studies

  • GMS 200
    Introduction to Global Management
  • GMS 400
    The Global Business Environment
  • GMS 401
    Operations Management
  • GMS 402
    Introduction to Managerial Economics
  • GMS 410
    Management-Large Corporation
  • GMS 422
    Quality Management
  • GMS 450
    Project Management
  • GMS 455
    Project Planning and Delivery
  • GMS 502
    Management Control
  • GMS 520
    International Business
  • GMS 522
    International Marketing
  • GMS 528
    Issues in Operations Management
  • GMS 530
    Managing Sustainably Internationally
  • GMS 550
    Business-to-Business e-Commerce
  • GMS 601
    International Economics
  • GMS 614
    Special Topics in Global Management
  • GMS 690
    The North American Business Environment
  • GMS 691
    The Asian Business Environment
  • GMS 692
    The European Business Environment
  • GMS 693
    The Latin American and Caribbean Bus Environ
  • GMS 694
    The African Business Environment
  • GMS 695
    The Middle Eastern Business Environment
  • GMS 701
    Purchasing and Supply Management I
  • GMS 723
    International Trade
  • GMS 724
    Management of International Enterprise
  • GMS 750
    Consulting to Management
  • GMS 801
    Purchasing and Supply Management II
  • GMS 802
    Ethics and Regulation of Int'l Bus
  • GMS 803
    Principles of Transportation
  • GMS 804
    Studies in Global Supply Chain Management
  • GMS 805
    Manufacturing Management
  • GMS 807
    Supply Management for the Manufacturing Sector
  • GMS 850
    Global Management Strategy