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Executive Education

MSc in geopolitics and geo-economics of emerging Africa

MSc in geopolitics and geo-economics of emerging Africa

Executive Master

Language : French

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Program overview

This program deals with the geopolitics and geo-economics of emerging Africa. It will enable executives and business leaders to integrate the fundamental strategic data that are inherent to the development of their continent. It will enhance their ability to identify, anticipate and manage international risks. The main objective is to facilitate the growth and sustainability of their business in Africa. 

Executive MSc in Geopolitics and Geo-economics of Emerging Africa

Format: 9 modules over 45 days
Duration: 13 to 16 months
Language: French
Place: Maroc

* Net price, HEC Paris is not subject to VAT. Prices, dates, faculty, and program content are subject to change. 


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Understand major trends and geopolitical and geo-economic issues within the continent  

Acquire a forward-looking vision of the continent  

Prepare for the "real risks" in conflict zones  

Make the right decisions before expanding into new regions  

Identify and build sustainable "political and economic" partnerships on the continent  

Develop precise, in-depth knowledge of the African continent in order to manage its growth and development  



This HEC Paris Executive Education course is fully integrated into the African context of Mohammed VI University  

This program describes the three geopolitical issues: risk management and foresight, management of emergence and specificities of the African continent

Academic Director(s)

Pascal Chaigneau
Adjunct professor, HEC Paris

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MODULE 1 & 2 (10 days)


  • Geopolitics and international risks  
  • Geopolitics of Maghreb-Africa relations  
  • Seminar on "Current geopolitical changes in Africa"  


MODULE 3 & 4 (10 days)   


  • Geopolitics and risk forecasting  
  • Strategy and risk management in companies  
  • Country-specific uncertainty analysis and approaches to risks in Africa  
  • Understanding the "African risk” 

MODULE 5 & 6 (10 days)  


  • Globalization and the South: new strategies for South-South cooperation  
  • International economic and social dynamics  
  • What are the appropriate development strategies for Africa?  

MODULE 7 & 8 (10 days)  

  • Regional integration and dynamics  
  • Seminar on "Africa and development"  
  • Seminar on "The economic emergence of Africa"

Learning methods

  • High-level conceptual and methodological input  
  • Active and participation-based learning methods allowing significant involvement of the participants; many case studies and reports are to be produced  
  • Emphasis placed on transfer of experience  
  • Personalization of training through individual support 

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Odile Caballero
Strategic Project Director


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This program is accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements or to obtain the Public Accessibility Register.