African Regional Trade Professional Certificate

African Regional Trade Professional Certificate
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Start Date
March 15, 2021

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45,000 EGP

Registration Deadline
February 25, 2021

Class Schedule
Mondays and Thursdays
6:00pm to 9:00pm

4 - 5 Months (2 semesters)

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  • As the world progresses towards becoming a more connected place, the role of regional trade and its implications for global economies is growing radically. For trade practitioners, the evolving dynamics of African regional trade can entail unprecedented opportunities for economic growth and

    Armed with the right mindset, the interested practitioner will be able to recognize and make use of the vast prospects of African regional trade. This postgraduate certificate was designed to introduce you to the applied potential and actual challenges of trade activities among different regions in Africa. It explains the different stages of trade activities, starting with identifying the various trade opportunities in the continent and ultimately managing the logistics of export/import activities.

    • Identify the strategic importance of international trade

    • Assess the feasibility of trade within the different regions in Africa

    • Discuss different sales and marketing strategies, as well as how to adopt them in the different regional markets

    • Conduct elements of trade transaction financial analysis, such as profit and loss and exchange rate risk management

    • Integrate trade activities within an organizationʼs value chain

    • Manage the process of regulatory and legal compliance of an organizationʼs products according to the requirements of the different regional markets in Africa

    • Export and import managers
    • Business development managers
    • Professionals in chambers of commerce or industry unions
    • Government employees in ministries of the trade and industry
  • To receive the African Regional Trade Professional Certificate, you will need to complete five core courses and one online business acumen course for a total of 134 instruction hours. Each course is divided into a theoretical part that will introduce you to fundamental principles, and a practical part where you will put knowledge learned to practice via case studies and/or projects.

    1. Introduction to African Regional Trade (21 Hours)

    This is the first introductory course in the study of African regional trade. The course aims at acquainting participants with the African economies, extraand intra-African Trade, Africa regional trading blocks, and the African Free Trade Continental Area.

    2. Marketing and Sales Regional Strategies (24 Hours)

    This course exposes professionals to developing new marketing and sales strategies based on the different regional markets in Africa. It will provide tools and techniques to identify markets that match products their organization is offering. The course offers a wide scope of topics, such as market growth
    strategies, pricing strategies, product placement in African markets, sales channels and negotiations, and e-marketing and e-commerce.

    3. Regional Trade Finance in Africa (24 Hours)

    This course covers the international financial system and the financing tools for conducting trade transactions within a multitude of regions across the continent, such as: Letter of credit, discounting, forfaiting, guarantees, etc., as well as identifying the different types of risks, including financial, credit, regulatory risks and their mitigants. It also assists in developing trade feasibility.

    4. Regional Value Chain Management (24 Hours)

    The course covers the essentials of cross-border procurement and management, inventory management, outsourcing and use of software for resource planning with applications on the diverse regions in Africa.

    5. African Trade and the Regulatory Environment (21 Hours)

    The course introduces management of regulatory and legal compliance for African markets such as documentation, African trade agreements, property rights, and legal settlement of trade disputes.

    6. Online Business Acumen Course (20 hours)

    Participants are expected to finish the course while they are completing the certificateʼs core courses. Selecting the course will be implemented during the registration process.

  • Admissions Criteria

    • A Bachelor’s degree

    • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience

    • Proficiency in written and spoken English. As proof of English proficiency, applicants must attain satisfactory results in one of the following English tests:

      • English Placement Online Test, offered by the AUC, with a minimum level of B2A.  If you would like to register for this test, click here.

      • Academic IELTS with a minimum total score of 5.5

      • TOEFL iBT® with a minimum total score of 72

    • Exemptions from these English examinations are allowed, if any of the following conditions are met:

      • The applicant is an AUC graduate

      • The applicant has earned degrees from an accredited university that is classified in the World Higher Education Database (WHED) as an institution where English is the “sole” language of instruction


    Admissions Process

    1. Prepare a clear scanned copy of the following documents (saved in PDF format):

      1. Original bachelor’s degree certificate

      2. Work experience letter(s) indicating a minimum of required years of relevant work experience

      3. Evidence of English proficiency as required by the program

      4. National identification card (ID) / passport

      5. Personal passport-size photo

    2. Click on Apply Now button on the website to start the online application process

    3. Fill in the online application and upload the above PDF documents

    4. The Admissions Committee will review your application and credentials and contact you if needed

    5. You will receive an acceptance email specifying the next steps for online course registration and payment

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