e-Course: Doing Business in Bahrain

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain. Bahraini economy.

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Bahrain (the Middle East)
  2. Doing Business in Manama
  3. Bahraini economy
  4. Main economic sectors in Bahrain
  5. Economic Vision 2030
  6. Foreign Trade of Bahrain
  7. Bahraini Customs
  8. Business Opportunities in Bahrain
    1. Financial and professional services
    2. Logistics
    3. Manufacturing
    4. Information, communications, and technology
    5. Real Estate
  9. Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
  10. Case Study:
    1. Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group
    2. Mumtalakat
  11. Introduction to Arabic
  12. Access to the Bahraini market
  13. Business Plan for Bahrain

The aims of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain” are the following:

  1. To analyse Bahraini economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in Bahrain
  3. To explore Bahraini trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Bahraini Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Bahraini business people and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Bahraini Market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Bahrain” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Islamic Countries, Foreign Trade
  2. Course: Business in the Middle East
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslim Countries
  4. Bachelor in International Trade

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

Master of Science and Doctorate in International Business adapted for Bahraini Students

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Bahrein Study, Master in International Business in French Bahrein.

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

Example of the Online Course “Foreign Trade and Business in Bahrain”:
Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo (Bahraini Businessman, Course)





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Description of the Online Course: International Trade and Business in Bahrain

Bahrain: The freest economy in the MENA region.

The Kingdom of Bahrain.

  1. Bahrain is an independent Emirate with a traditional Monarchy
  2. System of Government: hereditary constitutional monarchy
    1. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  3. Arab is the official language
  4. Bahraini Population
    1. 1.2 million people with 90% of urban population (90%)
    2. 50% of its residents are expatriates
  5. Bahrain has the highest literacy rate in the Gulf Cooperation Council region
  6. Bahrain is the country with a smaller population of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  7. Capital: Manama (27% of Bahrain's GDP)
  8. Al Muharraq is the second most populous city of the Kingdom of Bahrain
  9. Freedom of belief
  10. Borders of Bahrain: Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Iran (by sea)
  11. Abolition of Slavery in Bahrain: 1937
  12. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1971

Religion in Bahrain.

  1. Shiite Islam (70% of the population)
  2. The Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia) is one of the main legislative sources
  3. School (Fiqh): Maliki
  4. There is no official religion in the Kingdom of Bahrain (freedom of belief)
  5. 15% of the population is Christian and 10% Hindu

Bahrain belongs to the Arab Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).

Manama is the capital of Bahrain and the economic and financial centre.

  1. The main economic activity of Manama is related to financial services, near 200 financial institutions and banks generate 27% of the gross domestic product of Bahrain (80% of the active population works in the financial sector)
  2. Several multinational companies are in Manama

Bahraini Economy

Bahrain is the freest economy in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), occupying the thirteenth position in the World.

  1. Aluminium industry is vital (13% of total exports of Bahrain)
  2. Some of the best companies in the World such as American Express, BNP Paribas, Kraft or DHL have been selected Bahrain as a strategic distribution location for regional operations

Bahraini Foreign Trade

  1. Top Export Markets of Bahrain are Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea
  2. Top suppliers of Bahrain are Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, and the United States

Bahrain has preferential access to the following markets:

  1. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  2. Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  3. United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  4. European Union-Bahrain (GCC)
  5. India-Bahrain (GCC)
  6. Australia and the Gulf Cooperation Council
  7. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with China, Korea, European Free Trade Association (EFTA), New Zealand, Thailand, MERCOSUR.

EFTA-Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Regional Economic Institutions of Bahrain.

  1. Arab League
  2. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (Bahrain)
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (Bahrain)
  4. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  5. Afro-Arab cooperation
  6. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  7. Islamic Development Bank
  8. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  9. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  10. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations (AGFUND)

Bahrain is a member of the United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organisation (WTO), World Bank (WB)

Samples - Business in Bahrain

Course: Doing Business in Bahrain

Bahrain Customs

e-Course: Foreign trade of Bahrain

Trade Preferential System TPS Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council Agreement (Course)

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA (Master)

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