About This Course
This business and management course, designed by Youssef Lahlou and Tawhid Chtioui, takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding the context and opportunities of doing business in Africa. You will learn about the reality of Africa's economic boundaries, understand the causes of risk, how to identify emerging opportunities and learn how to implement and develop value propositions from Africa's most successful entrepreneurs.
This course takes a unique approach mixing academic contents with hands-on testimonies of major entrepreneurs and experts from all across Africa. We hope that you will leave this course with a deeper understanding of the African economic and social context, and how to built a business that effectively tackles African needs.
- Understand the current issues faced by Africa, as a diverse regional economy
- Grasp Africa’s dynamics (growth drivers / risks)
- Develop the main challnges confronting the African continent
- Identify the main opportunities and threats for companies wishing to do business in and with Africa
- Trends and economic growth patterns
- key growth drivers
- Opportunities and risks
- Competitiveness and attractiveness
- Main challenges confronting the continent
- Development scenarios
No requirements needed.
Meet the instructors
Youssef Lahlou, Expert@emlyon business school Casablanca campus, has more than 10 years of experience in strategy and consulting in Morocco and internationally. He is currently Managing Partner at Accuracy Intelligence, an independent consulting firm dedicated to supporting its clients in carrying out their development projects in Morocco and Africa.
Before founding Accuracy Intelligence, Youssef was Principal in the strategy and development division of Casablanca Finance City Authority, where he was responsible of developing and managing its network of African partners and monitoring the competitive and strategic intelligence activities. Prior to this experience, Youssef worked in strategy and management consulting at BearingPoint in Paris.
Youssef holds a “Grande Ecole” business degree from emlyon business school.
With the testimonials of several experts and business leaders talking about their experiences in different African contexts :
Councillor of the Future Council and responsible of investment and trade in the Ogun State Government - Nigeria
Camara Sanaba Kaba
Minister for Social Welfare and the Advancement of Women and Children - Guinea
President of the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs of ECOWAS - Togo
Soukeyna Ndiaye Ba
Executive Director at INAFI international - Senegal
Co-CEO AttijariWafa Bank
Khaled Ben Jilani
Senior Partner, AfricInvest
Senior Partner and Co-Head of Sub-Saharan Africa at AfricInvest Group
And several other interviews…
Frequently Asked Questions
What web browser should I use?
The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.
See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.