This workshop introduces the Exploring Business, Investment, Trade, and Entrepreneurship in Africa (EBITEA) lessons, which can be embedded into existing global/international studies and business courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The workshop is designed to help university faculty become comfortable with both the content and course flow.
The curriculum is made available free to university faculty to encourage inclusion of Africa in global discussions as it is an emerging region that currently has significant impact which will only grow in the future.
The workshop will run April 17 and 18, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm both days. It is a free online workshop to university faculty. Simply register to be a part of it. The workshop will also be recorded and made available for download.
EBITEA COURSE DESCRIPTION
This introductory course is a total of 10 hours, broken into five modules of 2 hours each. The modules can be taught as a one-day course, broken into several sessions, or even taught as discrete short courses. The modules are:
- The New Africa Context
- Business & Economics in Africa
- Trade in Africa
- Capital Markets, Banking, Finance, and Investment in Africa
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Africa
You do not need to teach all of the modules as they can be taught independent of each other. The only exception is that the first module, “The New Africa Context,” should be incorporated into any use of EBITEA, but it can be used as a pre-read if an instructor so chooses.
Each module consists of lecture, interactive discussion, case studies, and audio segments, which provide a variety of opportunities for class, group, or individual activity. The audio segments provide unique perspectives on Africa as they incorporate interviews with “real” people involved in business, trade, and investment in Africa, such as Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank Group.
The course content also comes with an extensive list of resources available for study of business, investment, trade, and entrepreneurship in Africa. Student and faculty can find additional information at www.afribiz.info.
Lauri Elliott, CEO of Conceptualee, will serve as the workshop facilitator. She is an expert in business in emerging markets with a special focus on entrepreneurs and SMEs. She is also Director of Afribiz Media, which published content on doing business and investment in Africa. Afribiz content includes print, online, radio, and TV formats.
Ms Elliott holds a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in instructional design from Regent University. She served as a corporate consultant for over 15 years in human performance technology, training, organizational development, change management, and technology. She also has served as adjunct faculty at several universities.
EBITEA is a scaled down version of the forthcoming curriculum and textbook called Business, Investment, Trade, and Entrepreneurship in Africa: An Emerging Global Region (ISBN 978-0-9833015-9-2).
Conceptualee is offering a series of opportunities for live interaction about doing business in Africa to students and faculty in 2012. Click here to download the description of activities.