Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries

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Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation in the Islamic Countries (e-learning, 180 ECTS, English)

The objectives of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Muslim Countries (3 years, 180 ECTS, distance learning) are to train Doctoral students to be able to research on topics related to business in the Islamic economic area (Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe): intra-Islamic trade, Islamic Finance and economy, economy of the Muslim Countries, regional integration of the Islamic countries, the Islamic Civilisation, or the leading Islamic financial institutions. Thus, a Doctoral student can apply creative solutions and make business decisions related to the Islamic Economic Area.

Doctorate Muslim Countries

The Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries is part of the category of Professional Doctorates in International Business (DIB), which has the dual aim of contributing to the knowledge and practice.

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The languages of the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries. All the subjects offered are available in English; approximately 40% of the subjects are also available in French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese. Thus, the Doctoral student can perform this doctorate entirely in English (or French, Spanish or Portuguese); students should have a sufficient level to study the subjects in these languages.

Spanish Doctorado Musulmanes English Doctorate Musulmans.

Download the syllabus of the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries (PDF)

Intended for graduates and professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of international business with an emphasis on Islamic economic area.

Structure of the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Muslim Countries

The Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries has three parts:

Structure Doctorate Business

  1. Coursework. Study of the Subjects
  2. Research Work and Thesis Plan of the Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries
  3. Thesis and Thesis Defense of the Doctorate

Coursework. Study of subjects (Training activity) of the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries: minimum 20 ECTS, maximum 60 ECTS

  1. Doctoral students receive training in relevant research methods and their subject areas core topics
  2. Students are required to take a range of courses

The Doctoral student must perform a training activity (training complement) consisting of some subjects defined according to their previous studies and the selected research area (related to the Islamic economic area). The Supervisor of the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries determines the complementary training according to the field of investigation. Doctoral students can choose the subjects from those offered by EENI with a minimum of 20 ECTS and a maximum of 60 ECTS.

Applicants who have completed the Master in Business in the Muslim Countries of EENI shall be exempt from any complement training, beginning the research phase directly.

Subjects offered by EENI (School of International Business).

EENI provides a range of subjects related to the Islamic economic area. The Doctoral student can select the most suitable subjects depending on thesis. The Doctoral student selects the subjects once formalised the enrolment.

To facilitate the selection of subjects, these are organised into several blocs:

Doctorate Muslim Countries

  1. Islam
  2. Economy
  3. Business. business people
  4. Islamic Economic Area
  5. Arab Economic Area. The Middle East
  6. Central Eurasian Economic Area
  7. Malay Economic Area (ASEAN)
  8. Islam in India
  9. Maghrebian Economic Area
  10. African Economic Area (West and East Africa)
  11. Islam in Europe
  12. Islamic Economic Institutions
  13. Islamic International Relations
  14. Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilisation
  15. Combating corruption in business in the Muslim Countries

Please, see below for more detailed information about available subjects.

Director of the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation Muslim Countries

Najib Yahya Abdulalem Najib Yahya Abdulalem Hassan

EENI Professors:
EENI Professors

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal (EENI Master Honoris Causa)
EENI delivers to HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal a Master Honoris Causa.

Markets analysed in the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Muslim Countries:
Doctorate Islamic markets

EENI's Muslims Students
EENI Middle East Students

Research areas of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Muslim Countries:

  1. The Doctoral student should select the most appropriate subjects for his thesis
  2. The Doctoral student can use any possible combination of subjects
  3. Minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, and the maximum is 60.
  4. NOTE: Brackets show ECTS Credits credits

Sharia Islam

Module - Islam (5 ECTS)

Islam and business: pillars, Islamic economics, business, Business People, Arab Development Funds


  1. The five pillars of Islam
  2. Sunni and Shi'a Muslims
  3. Sharia
  4. Islamic Jurisprudence
  5. Islamic Economics and Banking
  6. Economic Impact of Zakat
  7. Introduction to Arabic
  8. The Ummah (Islamic Community) in the world
  9. Islam in the globalised economy
  10. Human Rights in Islam
  11. Negotiation in the Muslim Countries
  12. Muslim entrepreneurs

Credits of the module “Islam”: 5 ECTS Credits

Download the module syllabus: “Islam” (PDF)

Arab Development Funds

  1. Arab official development assistance
  2. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  3. Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
  4. Arab Monetary Fund
  5. Saudi Fund for Development
  6. Arab Trade Financing Programme
  7. OPEC Fund
  8. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development
  9. Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
  10. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations

Credits of the module “Arab Development Funds”: 1 ECTS Credits

  1. Download Syllabus PDF

Module - Islamic Economic Area

  1. The Economic Profile of the Islamic Economic Area
  2. Islam as a common factor of the Islamic Civilisation
  3. Economic Areas of the Islamic Civilisation
    1. Arab Economic Area [1]
    2. Central Eurasian Economic Area [2]
    3. Malay Economic Area
    4. Maghrebian Economic Area [1]
    5. African Economic Area
      1. West African Economic Area [2]
      2. Central African Economic Area [1]
      3. East African Economic Area [2]
  4. Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilisation
  5. Interactions of the Islamic Civilisation with the other civilisations

Credits: 9 ECTS Credits

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Module - Economic organisations related to the Islamic Countries (5 ECTS)

Islamic Economy Organisations

  1. Arab League [1]
  2. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) [1]
  3. Islamic Development Bank [1]
  4. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) [2]
    1. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    2. Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade
    3. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
    4. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
    5. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)

Credits: 5 ECTS Credits

  1. Download the syllabus of the subject: “Islamic Institutions” (PDF)

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to the Muslim Countries:

  1. Agadir Agreement

Islamic International Relations:

  1. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) [0.5]
  2. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED) [0.1]
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership [0.2]
  4. Colombo Plan [0.1]
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  6. Boao Forum for Asia [0.1]
  7. Forum India-Africa [0.5]
  8. Africa-BRICS Countries [0.3]
  9. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0.5]
  10. The European Union: Generalised System of Preferences, Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  11. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Module - The Middle East (24 ECTS)

Doing Business in the Middle East

Doing Business in the Middle East

  1. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) [1.2]
    1. Bahrain [2]
    2. Kuwait [1]
    3. Oman [1]
    4. Qatar [1]
    5. Saudi Arabia [3]: Central State of the Islamic Civilisation?
    6. The United Arab Emirates [2]
  2. Countries not members of the CCG
    1. Jordan [1]
    2. Lebanon [2]
    3. Syria [0.5]
    4. Yemen [1]
  3. Arab Women and business: Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Lubna Olayan, Amina Al Rustamani, Hayat Sindi, Haifa Al-Mansour, Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi, Tawakkol Karman, Ayah Bdeir, Shaikha Al Bahar, Randa Ayoubi, Shaikha Al Maskari, Hanan Al Kuwari, and Maha Al-Ghunaim
  4. Muslim Businessman of the Middle East: HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, Nasser Al Kharafi, Abdul Aziz Ghurair, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, Majid Al Futtaim, Mohammed Al-Barwani, and Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen

Download the module syllabus “Doing Business in the Middle East” (PDF)

Module - Asian Muslim Markets.

  1. The Ummah (Muslim Community) in Asia
  2. Asian Muslim Business People: Muhammad Yunus, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Mian Muhammad Mansha, Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Dewan Yousuf Farooqui, Salman Rahman, Tan Sri Mokhtar, Wipro Azim Premji, and Yusuf Hamied.
  3. Relationships of the Islamic Civilisation with Japanese, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sinic Civilisation
  4. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) [1]
  5. Asian Development Bank [1]
  6. Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) (0.1 ECTS)
  7. Asian Clearing Union (ACU) [0.1]
  8. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) [0.1]
  9. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC) [0.1]
  10. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) (SASEC) [0.1]
  11. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  12. Bangladesh (149 million Muslims) [2]
  13. The Maldives [0.5]

ASEAN Muslim Countries:

Business Muslim ASEAN

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) [3]
    1. Islam in ASEAN: 42% of the population of the ASEAN
    2. ASEAN Economic Community
    3. ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)
    4. Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)
    5. East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)
  2. Brunei Darussalam [1]
  3. Indonesia [3]: The country with the largest Muslim population in the world.
  4. Malaysia [2]
  5. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) [2]
  6. Transpacific Strategic Agreement (TPP)
  7. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM) [0.1 ECTS]
  8. Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) [0.1]

Download the syllabus  “ASEAN Markets” (PDF)

Central Eurasia

Central Asia Module

  1. Iran [2]: Muslim country with a Shiite majority.
    1. Islamic Revolutionary Guard
    2. Bonyads
  2. Uzbekistan [1]
  3. Pakistan [2]
  4. Kyrgyz Republic [1]
  5. Kazakhstan [1]
  6. Turkmenistan [1]
  7. Tajikistan [1]
  8. Turkey [3]
  9. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) [0.1]
  10. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) [0.4]
  11. Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OCE) [0.1]
  12. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) [0.5]
  13. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States [0.1]
  14. Eurasian Economic Union [0.2]
  15. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)

Download the syllabus “Business in Central Eurasia” (PDF)

Doing Business in India

Doing Business in India

  1. India (14% of the Indian population is Muslim - 172 million Muslims, the second religion in India and the third country in the world by the number of Muslims)
  2. Islam in India
  3. Hindu-Muslim Business People: Azim Premji and Yusuf Khwaja Hamied
  4. Influence of Islam on the Hindu Civilisation
  5. Sikhism (syncretic religion between Islam and Hinduism)
  6. Note: EENI offers to students different subjects related to India (26 ECTS)

Download the syllabus “India” (PDF)

Module - African Muslim Markets.

  1. Islam in Africa
  2. African Muslim historians [1]

We Trust in Africa

Key African Economic Institutions:

African Economic Transformation

  1. African Union (AU) [1]
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) [0.7]
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) [1]
  4. African Development Bank [1.3]

Download the syllabus “African institutions” (PDF)

Other African Organisations:

  1. Cooperation Africa-Arab Countries [0.2]
  2. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  3. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) [1]
  4. Tripartite Agreement COMESA-EAC-SADC [0.1]
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (CFTA) [0.5]
  6. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) [0.1]

Doing Business in the Maghreb (9 ECTS)

Maghreb Course

  1. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) [0.7]
  2. Algeria [1]
  3. Morocco [2]
  4. Tunisia [2]
  5. Mauritania [0.5]
  6. Libya [0.5]
  7. Maghrebian Ports
  8. Maghrebian Business People: Ali Haddad, Othman Benjelloun, Anas Sefrioui, Aziz Akhannouch, Miloud Chaabi, and Mohamed Hassan Bensalah

Download the syllabus “the Maghreb” (PDF)

Western African Muslim Countries.

Doing Business in West Africa

In West Africa, 50% of the population is Muslim.

  1. Islam in West Africa
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) [2]
  3. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) [2]
  4. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  5. Niger Basin Authority [0.1]
  6. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River [0.2]
  7. Mano River Union
  8. Burkina Faso [1]
  9. Gambia [1]
  10. Guinea [1]
  11. Guinea-Bissau [0.5]
  12. Mali [1]
  13. Nigeria [3]: 50% of Muslim population, first African Economy
  14. Niger [1]
  15. Senegal [2]
  16. Sierra Leone [1]
  17. Nigerian Muslim Businessman: Alhaji Aliko Dangote (the richest African), Dr Amina Odidi, Tunde Folawiyo, Hajia Bola Shagaya, Adewale Tinubu, Dr Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, Olufemi Otedola, and Abdulsamad Rabiu
  18. West African ports [1.5]

Download the syllabus “West Africa” (PDF)

Regional Integration in West Africa:
West African Economic Integration

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Central African Muslim Countries

  1. Chad [1]
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) [0.5]

East African Muslim Countries.

Course East Africa

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) [2]
  2. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) [0.1]
  3. Initiative of the Nile Basin
  4. Comoros [0.5]
  5. Djibouti [2]
  6. Egypt [3]
  7. Eritrea [0.5]
  8. Somalia [0.5]
  9. Sudan [3]
  10. Kenya [3], Tanzania [2] and Mozambique [2] also have significant Muslim populations
  11. Businessperson in East Africa: Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Mansour, Hassan Abdalla, Said Bakhresa, Tarek Talaat Moustafa, Reginald Mengi, Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, Minoush Abdel-Meguid, Ahmed Mekky, Osama Abdul Latif, Iman, and Naushad Merali
  12. East African ports

Download the syllabus “East Africa” (PDF)

Regional Integration in East Africa:
East African Economic Integration

Module - European Muslim Markets

European Muslim Countries

  1. Islam in Europe
  2. Azerbaijan [1]
  3. Albania [1]
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina [1]
  5. Turkey [3] (Turkey-EU Customs Union)
  6. Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM) [0.2]
  7. Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) [0.5]
  8. Black Sea Economic Cooperation [0.2]
  9. Black Sea Synergy
  10. Economic Commission for Europe [0.2]

The main objective of the module Doing Business in the European Muslim Countries is to provide an overview of the European Islamic markets and business opportunities in these markets.

  1. To learn to do business in the European Islamic markets (Azerbaijan, Turkey)
  2. To analyse foreign direct investment in the main sectors of investment
  3. To know the Free Trade Agreements in the region
  4. To identify regional organisations related to the Islamic European countries (the Black Sea Synergy, the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation...)

Module - Fight against corruption in the Muslim Countries (4 ECTS).

No to Corruption in Business

  1. Download the module syllabus “No to Corruption” (PDF)
Business without Corruption

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Duration of the training period: maximum of three calendar years since the formalisation of enrolment up to the deposit of thesis. If, after the period of three calendar years the Doctoral student has not deposited thesis, the Direction of the doctorate programme may authorise an extension of up to two years.

  1. Tuition fees (Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries): 5,220 Euros (all included)
  2. Scholarships. 40% reduction for students from Africa (and the African Diaspora) and Asia. Fees for these students: 3,132 Euros (1,044 Euros/year)
  3. Please request for scholarships for other regions (Europe, the Middle East, Latin America)

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Samples of the Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Muslim Countries

Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries, students must have earned a master's degree or have a minimum of three years of work experience in relevant positions in the field of international business.

Graduate students in the Professional Master in Business in the Muslim Countries of EENI can enrol directly on the Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Muslim Countries validating all the subjects already studied on the master.

Doctoral Diploma. Students who pass the assessments and thesis will receive the Diploma of Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Muslim Countries issued by EENI (School of International Business).

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The Diploma of Professional Doctorate is awarded after assessing:

  1. The level of participation of the Doctoral student in the subjects of the Doctoral programme
  2. The research work
  3. The Thesis Defense

Once defended and overcame thesis, Doctoral students will receive the diploma of “Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Muslim Countries” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Our continuous enrollment system allows students enrol at any time and study from anywhere in the world without any displacement.

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

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Knowledge area: Islam - Asia-Africa.

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