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Professional Master's Program BRICS - Justification of the inclusion of Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Mexico

Justification of the inclusion in the Professional Master's Program in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries (online) of Nigeria, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia

Nigeria Nigeria.

  1. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is the largest African Economy, an emerging market, and the first frontier market in the world.
  2. The petroleum sector is vital for the Nigerian economy (20 percent of GDP); Nigeria also has the third largest petroleum reserves in the world.
  3. The Nigerian Businessman Alhaji Aliko Dangote is considered the richest African men
  4. In 2100, Nigeria will have 1,000 million people (currently, 186 million of Nigerians).

Mexico Mexico.

  1. With 122 million of Mexicans, Mexico is one of the largest emerging markets and the second Latin American Economy (behind Brazil).
  2. Mexico has several key strategic sectors in the global economy (agri-food, automotive, aerospace, TV, or medical devices)
  3. Mexico is one of the countries with the highest number of Free Trade Agreements in the world. Its membership to NAFTA, APEC or the Pacific Alliance makes Mexico a major player in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

  1. The Saudi Kingdom is the Central State of the Islamic Civilisation and the largest economy of the Arab Countries.
  2. Saudi Arabia has 25% of the world's proven petroleum reserve.
  3. While Saudi Arabia has a small population (29 million of Saudis), compared to the other markets analysed in the Master, the Saudi religious, political, economic, and financial influence on the Ummah (Islamic Community) is decisive

Moreover, four markets related to BRICS Countries are included:

  1. Belarus: The inclusion of Belarus in the Master is justified due to the “State of the Union with Russia”
  2. Nepal, Bhutan, and Mauritius has strong economic relations with India. Mauritius is the Indian business gateway to access to the African Markets, the least corrupt country in Africa and the second financial centre of Africa

Comparative table of the markets analysed in the Master

Country Population (1) Area (2) GDP (3) GDP per capita (4) Religion Civilisation Economic Area Language
India 1,252 3,287,595 1,870,651 1,032 Hinduism Hindu Hindu Hindi, English
China 1,369 9,596,961 9,181,377 7,589 Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism Sinic Sinic-Buddhist Chinese
Russia 146 17,125,246 2,118,006 14,936 Orthodoxy Orthodox Orthodox Russian
South Africa 53 1,221,037 350,779 6,617 Christianity African Southern Africa English, Afrikaans
Nigeria 186
(1,000 in 2100)
923,768 286,470 2,400 Islam and Christianity African West Africa English, Yoruba, Hausa
Brazil 204 8,514,877 2,242,854 11,384 Christianity Western Latin American Portuguese
Mexico 119 1,964,375 1,258,544 10,714 Christianity Western Latin American Spanish
Saudi Arabia 29 2,149,690 745,273 22,635 Islam Islamic Arab Arabic
  1. Total BRICS-MNS population: 3,358 million of people (World: 7,000 million)
  2. Total BRICS-MNS area: 44,783,549 square kilometres (global land area: 150,386,640)
  3. BRICS-MNS nominal GDP: 18,053,954 billion USD (World: 73,434,000)
  4. Average BRICS-MNS GDP per capita: 9,663 USD (world average: 9,995)

1. In millions of people
2. In square kilometres
3. Nominal GDP in millions of dollars (UDF)
4. GDP per capita in US dollars
5. Source: World Bank and International Monetary Fund

Civilisations, Religions, and Integration Processes analysed in the Master.

Map Civilisations and integration

Civilisations and Economic Integration

Note: in this master is not analysed the largest religions related to the BRICS-MNS (Christianity, Hinduism, Orthodoxy), but for every one of them a summary of its main features is introduced.

Samples of the Master in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries:

Zhang Ruimi (Confucian Businessman)

Brazilian Economy

Alhaji Aliko Dangote Nigerian Businessman

TATA Group (Zoroastrian, India)

Africa-India Forum Framework for Cooperation

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA

Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Mexico-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Carlos Slim Mexican Businessman

Vladimir Potanin Russian Businessman

Eurasian Economic Union

Community of Independent States CIS

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Amoudi Ethiopian Businessman

Brazil International Trade

China Marine transport

Beijing China CHINALCO

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

  1. Thesis of the Master in Business in the BRICS countries
  2. Paths and Tuition Fees of the Professional Master in Business in the BRICS-MNS Countries

French Master BRICS Portuguese Mestrado BRICS Spanish Master BRICS

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