Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world. This course will focus on the transformation of economic, business and management environments within Africa. It will provide global managers, leaders and entrepreneurs with a contextual overview (geographical, political and cultural) of the African business domain. Explore major free trade agreements, including the African Continental Free Trade Area and its implications for the African market.

You can take the whole course or take some select modules individually (see the registration options below). The whole course is 45 hours of content in 7 modules. You will receive 4.5 continuing education units (CEUs) and a badge upon completion of this course.


Learning Outcomes

  • Use analytical perspectives to assess the trends and developments in the African business environment.


  • Assess the African business market to determine if a specific transnational or domestic business enterprise can succeed in a specific country or region.
  • Research the pros and cons of investments in a specific African market.

Who Should Attend?

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Middle and upper level managers who have decision-making responsibilities and who contribute to navigating their organization through the complexity of Africa’s geopolitical landscape.

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Individuals working in private and government sectors on issues like trade and relations with the countries in Africa.


Program Faculty


Registration Information

Program Type Cost Register
Emerging Markets: A Golden Opportunity Module  $199 Register
Special Topics on African Regional Management and Business Environments Module  $199 Register
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Africa: Opportunities, Risks and Strategies Module  $199 Register
Engaging in the New Africa Course $990 Register


Why Thunderbird for Executive Education?

Thunderbird empowers global professionals to shape the changing landscapes impacting their enterprises by expanding and updating their future-ready skills and connecting them to a diverse network of global experts.

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