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 the Muslim Countries (3 years, 180 ECTS, distance learning) are to train the Doctoral students to be able to research on topics related to business in the Islamic Economic Area (Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe):

  1. Intra-Islamic trade
  2. Islamic Finance and Banking
  3. Economy of the Muslim Countries
  4. Regional integration of the Islamic Markets,
  5. The economic areas of the Islamic Civilisation (Arab, African, Maghrebian, Eurasian)
  6. The pillars of Islam
  7. Influence of Islam on business
  8. Leading Islamic economic institutions (Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Arab League, Islamic Development Bank
  9. Doing business in the Islamic Markets
  10. Muslim business people

Thus, a Doctoral student can apply creative solutions and take appropriated 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 the 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); the student 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 the Islamic Economic Area.

Structure of the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in the 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 the 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. The Doctoral students can choose the subjects from those offered by EENI with a minimum of 20 ECTS and a maximum of 60 ECTS.

The applicants who have completed the Master in Business in the Muslim Countries at 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 the thesis. The Doctoral student selects the subjects once formalised the enrolment.

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

Doctorate Muslim Countries

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

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

Director of the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation in the 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 the 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 the 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 the subjects
  3. Minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, and the maximum is 60.
  4. NOTE: the brackets show ECTS Credits credits

Sharia Islam

Module - Islam (5 ECTS)

Islam and business: the pillars of Islam, Islamic Economics, Islam and business, Muslim Business People, Arab Development Funds

Islam

  1. The five pillars of Islam
  2. Sunni and Shi'a Muslims
  3. The Sharia
  4. The Islamic Jurisprudence
  5. The Islamic Economics and Banking
  6. The Economic Impact of the 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 syllabus of the module: “Islam” (PDF)

The Arab Development Funds

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

Credits of the module “The 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: the common factor of the Islamic Civilisation
  3. Economic Areas of the Islamic Civilisation
    1. The Arab Economic Area [1] (PDF)
    2. The Central Eurasian Economic Area [2] (PDF)
    3. The Malay Economic Area
    4. The Maghrebian Economic Area [1] (PDF)
    5. The African Economic Area
      1. The West African Economic Area [2] (PDF)
      2. The Central African Economic Area [1]
      3. The East African Economic Area [2] (PDF)
  4. Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilisation
  5. Interactions of the Islamic Civilisation with the other civilisations

Credits: 9 ECTS

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

Islamic Economy Organisations

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

Credits: 5  ECTS

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

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

  1. The Agadir Agreement

Islamic International Relations:

  1. The Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) [0.5]
  2. The Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED) [0.1]
  3. The Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership [0.2]
  4. The Colombo Plan [0.1]
  5. The Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  6. The Boao Forum for Asia [0.1]
  7. The Forum India-Africa [0.5]
  8. The 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. The 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. The 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]: the 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. The 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 syllabus of the module “Doing Business in the Middle East” (PDF)

Module - Asian Muslim Markets.

  1. The Ummah (Muslim Community) in Asia
  2. The 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 the Japanese, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sinic Civilisation
  4. The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) [1]
  5. The Asian Development Bank [1]
  6. The Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) (0.1 ECTS)
  7. The Asian Clearing Union (ACU) [0.1]
  8. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) [0.1]
  9. The Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC) [0.1]
  10. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) (SASEC) [0.1]
  11. The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  12. Bangladesh (149 million Muslims) [2]
  13. The Maldives [0.5]

The ASEAN Muslim Countries:

Business Muslim ASEAN

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

Download the syllabus “ASEAN Markets” (PDF)

Central Eurasia

Central Asia Module

  1. Iran [2]: a Muslim country with a Shiite majority.
    1. The 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. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) [0.1]
  10. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) [0.4]
  11. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OCE) [0.1]
  12. The Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) [0.5]
  13. The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States [0.1]
  14. The Eurasian Economic Union [0.2]
  15. The 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. The African Muslim historians [1]

We Trust in Africa

Key African Economic Institutions:

African Economic Transformation

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

Download the syllabus “African institutions” (PDF)

Other African Organisations:

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

Doing Business in the Maghreb (9 ECTS)

Maghreb Course

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

Download the syllabus “the Maghreb” (PDF)

The Western African Muslim Countries.

Doing Business in West Africa

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

  1. Islam in West Africa
  2. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) [2]
  3. The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) [2]
  4. The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  5. The Niger Basin Authority [0.1]
  6. The Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River [0.2]
  7. The 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, the first African Economy
  14. Niger [1]
  15. Senegal [2]
  16. Sierra Leone [1]
  17. The 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. The West African Ports [1.5]

Download the syllabus “West Africa” (PDF)

Regional Economic Integration in West Africa:
West African Economic Integration

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The Central African Muslim Countries

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

The East African Muslim Countries.

Course East Africa

  1. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) [2]
  2. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) [0.1]
  3. The 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. The East African Ports

Download the syllabus “East Africa” (PDF)

Regional Economic 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. The Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM) [0.2]
  7. The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) [0.5]
  8. The Black Sea Economic Cooperation [0.2]
  9. The Black Sea Synergy
  10. The 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 the business opportunities in these markets.

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

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

No to Corruption in Business

  1. Download the syllabus of the module “No to Corruption” (PDF)
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Duration of the training period: maximum of three calendar years since the formalisation of enrolment up to the deposit of the thesis. If, after the period of three calendar years the Doctoral student has not deposited the thesis, the Direction of the doctorate programme may authorise an extension of up to two years.

Tuition fees (Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries): 5,220 Euros (all included)

  1. Scholarships. 40% reduction for the students from Africa (and the African Diaspora) and Asia. Fees for these students: 3,132 Euros
  2. 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 the Muslim Countries

Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries, the 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.

The graduate students in the Professional Master in Business in the Muslim Countries at EENI can enrol directly on the Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in the 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 the 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

The 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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