Business and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa
Business and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa examines the position of sub-Saharan Africa within the global economy and how it is leapfrogging development in certain areas. This course covers sub-Saharan Africa’s history, civic culture, and public, private, and for-profit sectors providing learners with the unique and complex components of the region’s past, present, and potential on the world economic stage. Through the lens of various stakeholders—those internal and external to business enterprises and those who engage in market-based and non-market-based transactions to influence business—learners acquire a practical literacy which prepares them to engage in business within and among African employers, employees, and business partners. Learners gain an understanding of the specific drivers of economic growth and opportunity that exist across Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and Ethiopia.
max. 8 weeks
Estimated time per week
What will I learn?
Describe the business environment within Sub-Saharan Africa including its traditions, systems, and society.
Identify the micro and macro forces shaping international business between Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions, both in supporting and resisting globalization.
Explain how businesses operate in Sub-Saharan Africa from a “stakeholder” perspective of market, non-market, internal, and external perspectives.
Analyze current conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa for their influence on present and future business opportunities and risks for international business activities.
Apply in-depth cultural knowledge to navigate complex business challenges across national borders.
Create a business case for an international business or a venture through partnerships originating in Sub-Saharan Africa.
How will I learn?
What support will I receive?
When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.
While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.
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