Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Africa

7.5 credits

The recent fast growth of African markets has attracted attention from foreign firms looking for new markets as the developed markets have become saturated. Companies are entering African markets not only for raw materials and natural resources, but to establish sales, manufacturing and outsourcing. The liberalization of African markets has allowed local entrepreneurship to boom. Many social, political, and economic changes are taking place that provide massive potentials but also risks due to the early development phase of most African countries. Developing business and business success in Africa would benefit both the foreign companies’ profits and the African economies. Social entrepreneurship is one area in which local and foreign actors are building enterprises to support the local economy. The course intends to provide understanding, analysis, models, and business plans for business and social entrepreneurship success in Africa.

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