Business in Jordan (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Jordan. Amman.

  1. Introduction to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Middle East)
  2. Jordanian Economy
  3. Jordanian Advantages
  4. Jordanian Foreign Trade
  5. Doing Business in Amman
  6. Port of Aqaba
  7. Business Opportunities in Jordan
    1. Minerals (cement, phosphate, and potash)
    2. Electricity
    3. Communications
    4. Transport
    5. Tourism
    6. Industrial sector
  8. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Jordan
  9. Privatisation Process in Jordan
  10. Jordan Investment Commission
  11. Qualified Industrial Zones in Jordan
  12. The largest Jordanian companies
    1. Azadea Group
    2. Abu Khader Group
    3. MS Group
    4. Randa Ayoubi
  13. Introduction to Arabic
  14. Access to the Jordanian market: distribution, customs, and regulations
  15. Business Plan for Jordan

The objectives of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Jordanian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  3. To explore Jordanian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Jordanian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Jordanian business people and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Jordanian Market

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

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Jordan”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Master of Science in International Business for Jordanian Students

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

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

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Jordan:
Randa Ayoubi Businesswoman Jordan

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Description of the Online Subject: International Trade and Business in Jordan.

Jordan: a logistics hub in the Middle East.

  1. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan shares borders with Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Palestine
  2. Arabic name: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية
  3. Jordan are Arabs (98%)
  4. The official language of Jordan is Arab. English is widely spoken
  5. Capital: Amman (4 million people)
  6. Jordanian population: 5.9 million people
  7. 87% of the Jordanian population is literate
  8. Jordanian Area: 92,300 square kilometres
  9. Jordan is a Constitutional Monarchy
  10. Head of State: King Abdullah
  11. Jordanian Independence: 1946

Religion in Jordan.

  1. Islam (Sunni Muslim) is the main religion of Jordan: 92% of the Jordanian population
  2. 6% of the population are Christians (Orthodox)
  3. Legal System: Based on Islamic Law and French codes

Jordan belongs to Arab Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).


Economy of Jordan.

  1. Jordanian economy is experiencing a very high growth rates
  2. Jordan is the second Arab economy that has grown over the past fifty years
  3. Jordanian GDP growth: 3%
    1. Services sector: 68% of the total GDP
    2. Manufacturing: 25% of the Jordanian GDP
    3. Tourism sector: 14% of GDP
  4. Inflation rate: 5.6%
  5. Free Market-Oriented Economy
  6. Deep privatisation of the largest state-owned enterprises
  7. Jordanian largest port is the Port of Aqaba
  8. In 2008, Jordan began to feel the effects of the global crisis
  9. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has significant natural resources, but its business sector is not well established, their economy is very open.
  10. According to the Heritage Foundation, the Index of Economic Freedom of Jordan was 52
  11. There are substantial trade and investment opportunities in construction, public sector, and commercial sector
  12. According to the Central Bank of Jordan the services sector, including construction, accounts for 71.9% of GDP.
  13. Jordanian tourism has become increasingly important in recent years (between 8 and 10% of the gross domestic product Jordanian)
  14. In recent years the most dynamic sector of the Jordanian economy has been the construction sector.
  15. Jordanian industry comprises a broad range of products: meat products, fruits, vegetables, dairy, animal food, confectionery, soft drinks, snuff, olive oil, alcohol, and others
  16. Jordan exports only 15% of his production
  17. Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
  18. Deregulated telecommunication Market

Jordanian Foreign Trade.

  1. The main suppliers of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan were Saudi Arabia (21%), China (10%), Germany (6%), the United States (4%), Egypt (4%), South Korea (3%) Italy (3%), India (3%), Japan (2.9%), and Turkey (2%)
  2. The European Union accounts for 24% of the Jordanian imports
  3. The largest Export Markets of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan were India (20%), the United States (16%), Iraq (13%), Saudi Arabia (7%), the United Arab Emirates (3%), and Syria (3%)
  4. Jordanian main exports are apparel and clothing, fertilizers, vegetables, and pharmaceutical products
  5. Jordanian main imports are Mineral fuels, nuclear reactors, electrical machinery, and vehicles
  6. Qualifying Industrial Zones: free access to the U.S. market
  7. Free Zones (Aqaba and Zarqa)

Abu khader Group Jordan, Course

Jordan's Free Trade Agreements.

European Union-Jordan Association Agreement

Jordan has more Free Trade Agreements (FTA) than any other Arab country.

  1. Jordan is a member of the Greater Arab Free Trade Agreement and the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  2. Agadir Agreement
  3. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria
  4. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  5. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  6. European Union-Jordan Association Agreement

More Trade Agreements are provided with Iraq, the Palestinian Authority, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Lebanon, and Pakistan.

EFTA-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Regional Economic Institutions of Jordan.

  1. Arab League
  2. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  4. Islamic Development Bank
  5. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  6. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  7. Convention relating to Temporary Admission

Samples - Business in Jordan

United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA (Master)

Turkey-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Singapore Jordan Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

Trade Preferential System TPS Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

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