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 BRICS-MNS Countries (online) of Nigeria, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is the largest African economy, an emerging market, and the first frontier market in the world. The petroleum sector is vital for the Nigerian economy (20 percent of GDP); Nigeria also has the third largest petroleum reserves in the world. The Nigerian Businessman Alhaji Aliko Dangote is considered the African richest men. In 2100, Nigeria will have 1,000 million people (currently, 186 million of Nigerians).
With 122 million of Mexicans, Mexico is one of the largest emerging markets and the second Latin American economy (behind Brazil). Mexico has several key strategic sectors in the global economy (agrifood, automotive, aerospace, TV, or medical devices) It is also one of the countries with the highest number of Free Trade Agreements in the world. Its membership to the NAFTA, the APEC or the Pacific Alliance makes Mexico a major player in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.
The Saudi Kingdom is the Central State of the Islamic Civilisation and the largest economy in the Arab Countries. Saudi Arabia has 25% of the world's proven petroleum reserve. 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 in the Ummah (Islamic Community) is decisive.
Moreover, four markets related to BRICS Countries are included:
Comparative table of the markets analysed in the Master
Civilisations, Religions, and Integration Processes analysed in the Master.
Note: in this master they have 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.