Business in Egypt (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Cairo.

  1. Introduction to the Arab Republic of Egypt
  2. Doing Business in Cairo, Alexandria, Shubra El Kheima, Giza, Port Said, Suez
  3. Egyptian economy. Growing Sectors of the economy
  4. International Trade of Egypt
  5. Transport and Logistics in Egypt
    1. Egyptian ports
    2. Suez Canal
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Egypt
  7. Open a business in Egypt
  8. Cost of doing business in Egypt
  9. Business Plan for Egypt
  10. Access to the Egyptian Market
  11. Introduction to Arabic

Egyptian Businessman:

  1. Ahmed Mekky
  2. Tarek Talaat Moustafa
  3. Hassan Abdalla
  4. Mohamed Mansour
  5. Onsi Sawiris - Orascom Telecomm
  6. Minoush Abdel-Meguid

The aims of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Arab Republic of Egypt” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Egyptian economy and foreign trade
  2. To understand the strategic importance of the Suez Canal
  3. To know the business opportunities in Egypt
  4. To explore Egyptian trade relations with the student's country
  5. To know Egyptian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  6. To examine the profile of Egyptian Business People
  7. To develop a business plan for the Egyptian Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Egypt” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa, Global Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in East Africa
  3. Masters: African Business, Global Business, Muslim Countries

Online Student Master in International Business

Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to Egyptian Students.

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Égypte Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Egito Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Egipto

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Egypt”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Egypt:
Hassan Abdalla Egyptian Businessman (Course Master)

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Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Egypt).

Egypt: Strategic location (Africa - the Middle East). Control of the Suez Canal.

Suez Canal (Egypt, Course)

  1. The Arab Republic of Egypt stands at a fortunate strategic location linking Asia (Middle East), Africa, and Europe
  2. Egypt is a gateway to largest markets by the way of preferential and regional trade agreements:
  3. Capital: Cairo
  4. Egyptian language: Arabic
  5. Egypt is Semi-Presidential Republic
  6. Egypt became independent from the United Kingdom in 1922
  7. Area: 1,001,459 square kilometres
  8. Egyptian population: 97 million people
  9. 20% of the Egyptian population is under the poverty line
  10. Currency: the Egyptian Pound
  11. Uncertainty after the Arab Spring, so great caution when doing business is advised
  12. Almost six out of ten Egyptians are under twenty-five years
  13. The Egyptians are enthusiastic, educated, forward-thinking and open to new opportunities
  14. The educational system has improved significantly
  15. Egypt offers comparatively well-qualified,
  16. The Arab Republic of Egypt has developed a multi-cultural community, mixing traditions of Africa and the Middle East
  17. Egyptian borders: Israel, Jordan, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Sudan

More information: Egypt (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

    Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

    Religion in Egypt.

    Islam is the state religion since 1980.

    1. Egypt is predominantly Sunni Muslim, with 80 million Muslims (94.7% of the population in 2010)
    2. Sharia is the primary source of legislation
    3. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki
    4. There are an estimated 12 million Coptic Orthodox

    Egypt belongs to East African Economic Area of African Civilisation, but culturally also it belongs to the Islamic Civilisation.

    Egypt, the “cultural lighthouse” of the Arab Countries.

    Minoush Abdel-Meguid Egyptyan Businesswoman (Course Master)

    Egyptian Economy.

    1. Egypt's 90 million population, growing at a rate of 2% annually, represents a significant local market for any investor
    2. Customs duties reduction has opened the Egyptian market to international trade
    3. Business procedures have been reduced
    4. Corporate and personal taxes have been cut
    5. The cost of doing business in the Arab Republic of Egypt is greatly favourable, particularly labour and land costs
    6. Movement of products is being speeded up with an improved transport system
    7. The Egyptian ports are being modernised
    8. The Arab Republic of Egypt is the economic and cultural centre of a region of 800 million people and a hub for maritime traffic with commercial ports on the Mediterranean and Red Sea
    9. Egyptian GDP (nominal): 216,830 billion
    10. Inflation (CPI): 10.1%
    11. Unemployment: 9.7%
    12. The main Egyptian economic sectors are tourism, textiles, cement, food industry, chemicals, metals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, and light manufacturing
    13. Egypt is considered the gateway to some of the largest markets in the world (Egypt maintains regional preferential trade agreements with several countries)
    14. The airports are being remodelled to meet the growing flow of passengers and cargo; a modern road network is linking Egypt to the Middle East, Africa and, through neighbouring countries, to Europe

    Egyptian Foreign Trade.

    1. Egyptian exports: 22.91 billion dollars
    2. The main Egyptian Export Markets are Italy, the United States, Spain, India, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Japan
    3. Egyptian imports: 43.98 billion dollars
    4. The major suppliers of Egypt are The United States, China, Italy, Germany, and Saudi Arabia

    Egyptian Market Access.

    1. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement - Agadir Agreement (العربية المتوسطية اتفاقية للتجارة الحرة - اتفاقية أغادير)
    2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
    3. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
    5. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the MERCOSUR, Cameroon, Turkey, United States (COMESA), European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    6. The European Union
      1. European Union-Egypt Association Agreement
      2. European Neighbourhood Policy
      3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)

    EFTA-Egypt Free Trade Agreement (Course)

    Investment Environment in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

    The Ministry of Investment implements definitive policies to promote and develop foreign direct investment by:

    1. Creating the appropriate organisational and legislative environment for investment
    2. Foreign direct investment promotion
    3. Efficiency progress measurement

    Trans-African corridors:

    1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
    2. Cairo-Dakar Corridor

    Mohamed Mansour Egyptian Businessman (Course Master)

    Master, Course: Ports of Egypt

    European Union-Egypt Association Agreement (Course Master)

    Egypt is a member of:

    1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    2. Arab League
    3. Islamic Development Bank
    4. Nile Basin Initiative
    5. African Development Bank
    6. Afro-Arab cooperation - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
    7. Asia-Middle East (Egypt) Dialogue
    8. Relationships Egypt (Africa)-India
    9. Relationships Egypt (Africa)-China
    10. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
    11. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
    12. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
    13. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
    14. African Union (AU)
    15. Egypt (Africa)-South America Summit

    Samples - Business in Egypt

    Tarek Talaat Moustafa Businessman (Course Master)

    Onsi Sawiris Egyptian Businessman (Course Master)

    Ahmed Mekky Egyptian Businessman (Course Master)

    Egypt-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement (Course)

    COMESA Custom Union

    Turkey-Egypt Agreement (Course Master)

    COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Course Master)

    Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

    Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

    EENI delivers to HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal a Master Honoris Causa

    Ahmed Mekky is the co-founder and Managing Director (CEO) of Gulf Bridge International.

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