Research topics and Theses (Doctorate Islamic Markets)

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Research Work and Thesis Plan of the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries (distance learning)

Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation in Muslim Countries (e-learning)

In the admission process, the Supervisor of the Professional Doctorate will assign a tutor to the Doctoral student, who will be the responsible for coordinating the activity of the student in the Doctoral programme.

Furthermore, a thesis supervisor (Director) is assigned. The Director of the thesis will guide the student in planning the thesis, and he is the ultimately responsible for the consistency and novelty of the thesis. The Director of the thesis could be selected by the student from the EENI’s team of doctors or freely by the student if he/she has a Doctoral degree. The tutor and the Director can match. Co-direction of the thesis is also allowed.

Research Work and Thesis Plan (40 ECTS) of the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries.

With the support of the thesis supervisor (Director), the Doctoral student must perform the appropriate research that will lead to the realisation of his thesis plan of the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries. The Doctoral student must prepare and submit a thesis plan related to the Islamic economic area, which, as a minimum, should include the provisional title of the thesis, the objectives pursued, the methodology to be used and the means and schedule.

Director of the Doctorate in International Business specialisation Muslim Countries

Najib Yahya Abdulalem Najib Yahya Abdulalem Hassan (Malaysia, Yemen)

The Doctoral student must study the module “Research methodology”, which will introduce to the method of preparation of a thesis.

EENI highly appreciated the results of the thesis could benefit the development of the Muslim countries as well as build bridges for dialogue between the Islamic Civilisation and other civilisations.

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Thesis and Defence of the Thesis (120 ECTS) of the Professional Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries.

Under the supervision of the Director of the thesis of the Doctorate, the Doctoral student develops and presents the research results obtained. The Doctoral student can select their subject areas within the research parameters proposed by EENI, creating a thesis that it must be completely original and own, which will be published on the EENI’s platform built for this purpose.

The Directorate may authorise the deposit of the thesis like a compendium of publications if the requirements established by the Directorate are fulfilled.

Video conference performs the defence of the thesis.

Director of Doctorates in International Business (DIB): Dr Margarita Carrillo López


Examples of research topics related to the Islamic economic area

  1. Ethical principles of Islam
  2. Islam and businesses
  3. Sunni and Shi'a
  4. The Ummah (Muslim Community)
  5. Economic impact of Zakat
  6. Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh)
  7. Implementation of the Sharia law in the Muslim Countries and their implications on business
  8. Islam and globalisation
  9. Islamic countries in the global economy
  10. Contributions of the principles of the Islamic economy
  11. Islamic finance and banking
  12. Profile of the Islamic consumer
  13. Muslim women and business
  14. Arab Official Development Assistance (ODA)
  15. Arab Development Funds
  16. Human rights in Islam
  17. Economic areas of the Islamic Civilisation
  18. Arab economic area
  19. Central Eurasian economic area
  20. Malay economic area (ASEAN)
  21. The Maghrebian area
  22. African economic area (West and East Africa)
  23. Central states of the Islamic Civilisation
  24. Interactions between economic Islamic areas
  25. Economic relations with other civilisations
  26. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Ummah (Islamic Community)
  27. The role of the Arab League
  28. Export financing scheme of the Islamic Development Bank
  29. Islamic common market
  30. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)
  31. Implications of the trade preferential system among the Member States of the OIC (OIC-TPS)
  32. Strengths and weaknesses of the Arab Countries
  33. Information technology and intra-Islamic trade
  34. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Islamic economic area
  35. Islamic value chain
  36. The private sector development
  37. International relations of the Muslim countries
  38. Muslim frontier markets
  39. Emergence of Muslim businesspeople
  40. Corruption in the Islamic economic area
  41. Trade relations with Asia (China, India, the BRICS Countries, Africa)...

Sharia Islam

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

  1. Islamic Economic Area
  2. Samples of the Doctorate in Business in the Muslim Countries

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