Course Business in the Maghreb

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E-Learning Course “Doing Business in the Maghreb” (e-learning, 9 ECTS, English)

Structure of the course “Doing Business in the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania).”

Seven subjects compose the Course “Doing Business in the Maghreb”:

Maghreb Course

  1. The Maghrebian Economic Area as part of the Islamic Civilisation and the African Civilisation
    1. Islam in the Maghreb
    2. Introduction to French and Arabic
  2. Economic Integration in the Maghreb. The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  3. Doing Business in the Maghrebian Countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania)
  4. The Maghrebian business people
  5. Logistics in the Maghreb
    1. Trans-African Highways
    2. The largest Maghrebian Ports
  6. Other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in the Maghreb
  7. Business Plan for the Maghrebian markets

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Course learning materials in English (or French Maghreb Portuguese Magrebe Spanish Magreb). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

Download the syllabus of the course: “Doing Business in the Maghreb” (PDF)

The main objective of the course “International Trade and Business in the Maghreb” (9 ECTS, e-learning) is to provide an overview of the Maghrebian Economy and business opportunities:

  1. To learn to do business in the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Maghreb
  3. To understand how to negotiate in the Maghrebian Markets
  4. To analyse international trade and foreign direct investment flows in the Maghreb
  5. To understand the importance of the AMU (Arab Maghreb Union) and the Agadir Agreement
  6. To explore the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in the Maghreb.
  7. To know the largest ports and the Trans-African corridors in the Maghreb.
  8. To know the main Maghrebian Business People
  9. To develop a business plan for the Maghreb

Course intended for all those wanting to specialise in the Maghrebian Markets.

Sample of the course - Business in the Maghreb
Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

Course “International Trade and Business in the Maghreb” - Syllabus:

1- Economic Integration in the Maghreb.

  1. The Maghrebian Economic Area (1 ECTS) as part of the Islamic Civilisation and the African Civilisation
  2. The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) (0.7 ECTS)
  3. The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) (0.1 ECTS)
  4. The Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement - Agadir Agreement

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with other civilisations:

  1. Morocco-United States Free Trade Agreement
  2. The EFTA has FTA with Tunisia and Morocco
  3. Turkey has FTA with Morocco and Tunisia
  4. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)

Trade Relations with the European Union

  1. Economic Partnership Agreements with Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia
  2. European Neighbourhood Policy (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia)
  3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Mauritania)
  4. Mauritania is a beneficiary of the Cotonou Agreement, Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

Note: Libya is a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Tripartite Agreement COMESA-EAC-SADC, and the agreement COMESA-United States.

2- Doing Business in the Maghrebian Countries.

  1. Doing Business in Algeria (1 ECTS)
  2. Doing Business in Libya (0.5 ECTS)
  3. Doing Business in Mauritania (0.5 ECTS)
  4. Doing Business in Morocco (2 ECTS)
  5. Doing Business in Tunisia (2 ECTS) - Hichem Djaït

3- Maghrebian Business People (0.1 ECTS).

  1. Othman Benjelloun
  2. Anas Sefrioui
  3. Aziz Akhannouch
  4. Miloud Chaabi
  5. Mohamed Hassan Bensalah
  6. Issad Rebrab
  7. Ali Haddad
  8. Mohamed Ali Harrath

4- Logistics in the Maghreb (1.1 ECTS).

4.1 African Highways Networks:

  1. Cairo-Dakar Corridor
  2. Algiers-Lagos (Trans-Saharan)
  3. Tripoli-Windhoek
  4. Dakar-Lagos

4.2 Largest Maghrebian Ports:

  1. Port of Casablanca (Morocco)
  2. Tunisian Ports
  3. Port of Algiers

5- Summary of other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in the Maghreb.

  1. Arab League
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  6. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  7. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  8. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  9. African Union (AU)
  10. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  11. Afro-Arab cooperation
  12. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

6- Introduction to French and Arabic.

7- Islam in the Maghreb.

8- Business Plan for the Maghrebian markets.

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  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in the Maghreb”: 9 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 351 Euros
  3. 20% discount for African students and 10% for students of the African Diaspora
  4. Duration: 2 months

The course “Doing Business in the Maghreb” is studied...

  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Doctorate in Business in the Islamic Countries
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Muslims Countries, and Frontier Markets

Students who have taken this course (Doing Business in the Maghreb) can validate and register for this Master or Doctorate at EENI (School of International Business).

The course “International Trade and Business in the Maghreb” contains exercises (Business Plan) that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain their respective Diploma in “Doing Business in the Maghreb” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Africa - Courses: Doing Business

The course “Doing Business in the Maghreb” includes the Market Access Tool:
Maghrebian Market

EENI - The Middle East and Maghrebian Students:
EENI Middle East Students

Samples of the course “Doing Business in the Maghreb”

Doing Business in Morocco

Othman Benjelloun Moroccan Business People

Doing Business in Mauritania

Ali Haddad Algerian Businessman

Doing Business in Algeria

Tangier Free Zone

Port of Casablanca (Morocco)

Doing Business in Libya

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Casablanca Business

Arab Maghreb (Arabic)

Mauritania Mining Sector

Port of Tunisia

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