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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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Shape international business development and invest in Africa

From a global perspective, the African continent represents a particularly rich and vibrant source of potential growth. However, companies’ international business development initiatives must be weighed, measured, and anticipated in light of the current geopolitical climate and must incorporate a strong ability to anticipate international risks and manage them effectively.  

This program, dedicated to the geopolitics and the geo-economics of the African continent, will allow managers, leaders and company directors to shape their international business development based on an understanding of this fundamental strategic information.  

In partnership with UMVIP 




The aim of the program is to enable you to:

  • Understand the major geopolitical and geo-economical trends and challenges within the African continent
  • Acquire a forward-looking perspective of the continent, its interrelationships with the world and its development 
  • Thoroughly understand and anticipate “real risks” in conflict zones 
  • Make sound decisions before expanding into new regions and form lasting “political and economic” partnerships on the continent

Academic Director(s)

Pascal Chaigneau
Adjunct professor, HEC Paris

Program content

Composed of two Certificates:

Executive Certificate in Geopolitics (modules 1 to 4)

Executive Certificate in Geo-Economy and Emergence Strategy (modules 5 to 8)

Module 1 & 2 : Geopolitics and understanding the African and international context

- Geopolitics and international risks - Geopolitical relations between the Maghreb and Africa - Seminar on “The changing geopolitical climate in Africa”

Module 2 :

L'émergence de l'Afrique

Module 3 :

Stratégie et Analyse du risque pays

Module 4 :

Typologie des risques en Afrique



Certificat Executive Géo-Économie et Stratégie d’Émergence (modules 5 à 8)

Module 5 :

Les stratégies africaines des acteurs internationaux

Module 6 :

Les enjeux sociaux - économiques de l'émergence

Module 7 :

Pratiques et financement des affaires

Module 8 :

Dynamiques régionales / Restitutions et Clôture

Module 9 : 

Soutenance de thèse et conférences thématiques

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The program is aimed at :
International Directors,
Business Development Directors and Strategy Directors,
Heads of start-ups or business units,
Members of executive committees, board members and high-ranking officials in public organizations. 

Executive MSc in Geopolitics and Geo-economics of Emerging Africa

Format: 9 modules of 5 days
Duration: 13 to 16 months
Language: French
Place: Maroc

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Odile Caballero
Strategic Project Director


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