Master in Business in the Muslim Countries

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Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries (e-learning)

The Professional Master's Program Doing Business in the Muslim Countries (e-learning, English) is designed to offer a global and practical vision on the Muslims markets of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe (1.57 billion people, 23% of the world's population): Doing Business (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria...), exports and imports, foreign direct investment (FDI), Islamic Organisations (the Islamic Development Bank, the League of Arab States…), Free Trade Agreements (the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Economic Cooperation Organisation…) in the region… In addition to knowing the fundamentals of Islam and their relationship in the way of doing business in the Muslim countries.

A Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better employment.

Modules of the Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries:

Doing Business Muslim Countries

The master consist of twelve modules:

  1. Islam: Ethics and Business (5 ECTS)
  2. Economic Organizations and integration process related to Islamic markets (7 ECTS)
  3. Islamic Economic Areas (9 ECTS)
  4. Business in the Middle East (15 ECTS)
  5. Economic Institutions and regional integration process related to the Asian Islamic countries. Bangladesh and the Maldives (5 ECTS)
  6. Business in Central Eurasia (14 ECTS)
  7. Business in the Muslim countries of the ASEAN (10 ECTS)
  8. Economic Institutions and regional integration process related to African Islamic countries (4 ECTS)
  9. Business in the Maghreb (8 ECTS)
  10. Business in the Muslim countries of East Africa (20 ECTS)
  11. Business in the Muslim countries of West and Central Africa (20 ECTS)
  12. Thesis of the Professional Master in Business in the Muslim Countries (9 - 19 ECTS)

Download the syllabus of the Professional Master in Business in Muslims Countries (PDF)

Note: Although 172 million of Muslims live in India (the third country in the world by number of Muslims) it has not been included in this master because India is analyzed in other masters:

  1. Master in Business in Asia
  2. Master in Business in BRICS Countries

Paths of the Master Professional Business in the Muslim Countries.

The Master in Business in Muslim Countries allows the student to select three paths of different duration, content, tuition fees, and diploma issued in order to fit the Master Program to the needs and schedule of the student. Thus, the student can easily validate his diploma according to the legislation in force in his country (For example, there are countries where the law requires 1 year for a master, while in others is 2 years)

Path-1. Master 1. The student selects the modules (*) that best suits his needs:

  1. 60 ECTS credits / 30 AC Credits (1 year duration).
  2. Tuition fees: 2,358 Euros. EENI Scholarships (**)
  3. Thesis of the Master: 9 ECTS
  4. Diploma: “Professional Master's Program in Business in Muslim Countries” issued by EENI
  5. Students who wish to continue with the Master 2 will validate the subjects approved in the Master 1

Path-2. Master 2. The student selects the modules (*) that best suits his needs with at least 101 ECTS.

  1. 120 ECTS / 60 AC Credits (2 years)
  2. Tuition fees: 3,547 Euros. EENI Scholarships (**)
  3. Thesis of the Master : 19 ECTS
  4. Diploma: “Professional Executive Master's Program in Economy, Business, and Integration in the Muslim Countries” issued by EENI

Path-3. Customisable Professional Master's Program. The student defines and configures (*) his own master (duration and contents)

  1. Minimum: 60 ECTS, Maximum: 120 ECTS.
  2. Necessary supervision and approval of the content by EENI
  3. Tuition fees and diploma: depending on the selected credits. EENI Scholarships (**)

(*) The selection of the modules is done once the enrolment has been formalised.

(**) EENI Scholarships: discount up to 40% for Latin American, Asian, and African students. Consult conditions and requirements to get an EENI Scholarship.

Director of the Master

Najib Yahya Abdulalem Najib Yahya Abdulalem Hassan (Malaysia, Yemen)

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal

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

Markets Analysed on the Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries:

Master Muslim Countries

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The language of the Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries: En. Also, available in Fr Master Musulmans Pt Mestrado Muculmanos Es Master Musulmanes.

The materials are available in four languages and are accessible to all students wishing to review them in whatever language and use one of the four languages as a vehicular language of the campus and to complete the exercises.

Intended to: Professional Master intended for all those wanting to specialise in international business with Islamic market.

Graduate students in this Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries of EENI can enrol directly on Doctorate in International Business specialisation Muslim Countries. Moreover, they need complete only the research methodology module, Thesis, and others modules not studied in this Master.

Adaptation of the contents of the Master Doing Business in the Muslim Countries.
Contents of the master are adapted to several countries and regions (Europe, Africa, America, and the Middle East). Adaptation to each country/region is based on the inclusion on the master of the Free Trade Agreement of each country / region and with the regional economic institutions of the country.

More information about the master:

  1. Career opportunities related to the Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries
  2. Why study the Professional Master in Business in the Muslim Countries with EENI?

Education for all

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

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

EENI - African Students:
EENI African Students

EENI Professors:
EENI Professors

Sharia Islam

The Muslim markets:

  1. The Muslim population: 1.6 billion people (23% of the world's population)
  2. Only 15% of Muslims are Arab (the Middle East)
  3. 62% of the world's Muslim population lives in Asia and 20% in the MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa)
  4. 172 million of Muslims live in India
  5. 40% of the African population is Muslim
  6. 300 million of Muslims live in countries where Islam is not the majority religion: China, India, Russia
  7. 44 million of Muslims live in Europe

Modules of the Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries.

NOTE: Brackets show ECTS credits

Module - Islam: Ethics and Business (5 ECTS / 2.5 AC )

Islam Asia

  1. Introduction to Islam. Prophet Muhammad.
  2. Five pillars of Islam
  3. Sunnis and Shiites
  4. Sharia
  5. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence).
  6. Principles of Islamic Economics. Economic Impact of Zakat.
  7. The role of the Islamic Banking
  8. The Ummah (Muslim Community) in Asia, Africa and Europe
  9. Human Rights in Islam
  10. How to negotiate with the Islamic countries.

Download the module syllabus: “Islam”

Module - Economic Organizations and integration process related to Islamic markets (7 ECTS / 3,5 AC)

Islamic Economy Organisations

The main objective of the module “Islamic Economy and organisations” is to provide an overview of the largest Islamic organisations (the League of Arab States, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, the Islamic Development Bank, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation…)

It also discusses other non-Islamic organisations but related to the Islamic Countries (the Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation, the Asia-Middle East Dialogue, the Summit of South American-Arab Countries…)

  1. Islamic Development Bank [1] (البنك الإسلامي للتنمية)
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation [2] (منظمة التعاون الاسلامي)
    1. Affiliated bodies (Islamic Chamber of Commerce...) Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  3. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) [1] (الأمم المتحدة اللجنة الاقتصادية والاجتماعية لغربي آسيا)
  4. Arab League [جامعة الدول العربية) [1]
  5. Afro-Arab cooperation
  6. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to Muslim countries
  7. Agadir Agreement (Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement)

Download the syllabus of the subject: “Islamic Institutions (PDF)

The international relations of the Muslim countries:

  1. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED) [0,1] (آسيا - الشرق الأوسط حوار)
  2. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership [0,2]
  3. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) [0,5] (قمة للدول العربية الأمريكية الجنوبية)
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0,5]
  5. The European Union: Generalized System of Preferences, Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  6. Africa-India Cooperation [0,5]
  7. Africa-BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Cooperation [0,3]
  8. ...

Module - Economic Areas of the Islamic Civilisation (9 ECTS / 4,5 AC)

  1. Islam as unifying factor of the Ummah (Islamic Civilisation)
  2. The six economic areas of the Islamic civilization
    1. Arab Economic Area [1]
    2. Maghrebian Economic Area [1]
    3. West African Economic Area [2]
    4. East African Economic Area [2]
    5. Central Eurasian Economic Area [2]
    6. Malay Economic Area (ASEAN)
  3. The processes of economic integration between the countries of the Islamic civilization
  4. The interactions of the Islamic civilization with other civilizations (Western, Hindu, Buddhist, African...)

Map Civilisations and integration

Module - Doing Business in the Middle East (15 ECTS /7,5 AC).

Middle East Business

1- The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) [1,2]

2- The GCC member countries:

  1. Saudi Arabia [3]
  2. The United Arab Emirates [2]
  3. Bahrain [2]
  4. Oman [1]
  5. Qatar [1]
  6. Kuwait [1]

3- Other countries in the region not members of the Gulf Cooperation Council

  1. Yemen [1]
  2. Lebanon [2]
  3. Jordan [1]
  4. Syria [0,5]

4- Arab Women: Lubna Al Qasimi, Reem Al-Hashimi, Rustamani, Maskari, Olayan, Sindi, Bahar, Ghunaim, Kuwari, Ayoubi, Bdeir... [1]

   Arab businessmen: Prince Bin Talal, Mohamed Al Jaber, Bukhamseen, Kharafi, Kanoo, Ghurair, Futtaim, Barwani, Abdalla...

5- Arab Development Funds [1]

  1. Introduction to the Arab Official Development Assistance
  2. The main Arab development funds: Arab Monetary Fund, Saudi Fund, Arab Fund for Economic Development, Arab Trade Finance, Abu Dhabi Fund, Arab Gulf Program, Kuwaiti Fund
  3. The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

6- The Eastern Catholic Churches (Maronites, Chaldeans)

7- Introduction to the Arabic language

Download the module syllabus “Business in the Middle East” (PDF)

Module - Economic Institutions and regional integration process related to the Asian Islamic countries. Bangladesh and the Maldives (5 ECTS)

  1. Bangladesh [2]
  2. Maldives [0,5]
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB) [1]
  4. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) [1]
  5. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) [0.1]
  6. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) [0.1]
  7. Asian Clearing Union (ACU) [0.1]
  8. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC) [0.1]
  9. Boao Forum for Asia [0.1]
  10. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  11. Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) (0,1 ECTS)
  12. ...

Download the module syllabus: “Asian Institutions” (PDF)

Module - Business in Central Eurasia (14 ECTS / 7 AC)

Central Asia Module

1- The two major Central Asian economies:

  1. Pakistan [2]
  2. Iran [2]

2- The Central Asian countries:

  1. Azerbaijan [1]
  2. Uzbekistan [1]
  3. Kazakhstan [1]
  4. Kyrgyz Republic
  5. Turkmenistan [1]
  6. Tajikistan [1]

3- The case of Turkey [3]

4- Central Eurasian Economic Organizations

  1. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) [0,1]
  2. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) [0.4]
  3. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) [0.1]
  4. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) [0.5]
  5. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States [0.1]
  6. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) [0.2]
  7. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)

Download the module syllabus: “Central Asia” (PDF)

Module - Business in the Muslim countries of the ASEAN (10 ECTS / 5 AC).

Business Muslim ASEAN

1- The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) [3]

  1. ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA)
  2. ASEAN Economic Community
  3. ...

2- The three ASEAN Muslim countries (representing 42% of the total ASEAN population)

  1. Indonesia [3]
  2. Brunei Darussalam [1]
  3. Malaysia [2]

3- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) [2] and the Muslim countries of ASEAN. The Transpacific Strategic Agreement

Download the module syllabus: “Muslim countries of the ASEAN” (PDF)

Module - Economic Institutions and regional integration process related to African Islamic countries (4 ECTS)

Africa's Transformation

In Africa, there are four key business-related institutions related to the African countries with Muslim majorities:

  1. African Union (AU) [1]
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) [0,7]
  3. African Development Bank [1,3]
  4. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) [1]

Download the syllabus of the module: “African Institutions(PDF)

Module - Business in the Maghreb (8 ECTS /4 AC)

Maghreb Course

1- The Maghreb

2- The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)) [0,7]

3- The five Maghrebian countries:

  1. Algeria [1]
  2. Libya [0,5]
  3. Morocco [2]
  4. Mauritania [0,5]
  5. Tunisia [2]
  6. Maghrebian Businesspeople

4- Logistics in the Maghreb [1,1]

Download the module syllabus “Business in the Maghreb” (PDF)

Module - Business in the Muslim countries of East Africa (20 ECTS / 10 AC)

Master East Africa

1- East African countries with Muslim majorities

  1. Egypt [3]
  2. Sudan [3]
  3. Kenya [3]
  4. Tanzania [2]
  5. Mozambique [2]
  6. Djibouti [2]
  7. Comoros [0,5]
  8. Eritrea [0,5]
  9. Somalia [0,5]

2- Organizations related to the countries with Islamic majorities in East Africa

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) [2]
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) [0,1]
  4. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

;3- Logistics in East Africa [2]

Download the syllabus of the module: “East Africa” (PDF)

Module - Business in the Muslim countries of West and Central Africa (20 ECTS / 10 ECTS).

Fifty percent of West Africa's population is Muslim.

West Africa Muslims

1- West and Central African countries with Muslim majorities

  1. Nigeria [3] (50% of the Nigerian population, 85 million of Nigerians are Muslims)
  2. Burkina Faso [1]
  3. Chad [1]
  4. Gambia [1]
  5. Guinea-Bissau [0,5]
  6. Guinea [1]
  7. Mali [1]
  8. Niger [1]
  9. Senegal [2]
  10. Sierra Leone [1]

2- Organizations related to the countries with Islamic majorities in West and Central Africa

  1. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU/UEMOA) [2]
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) [2]
  3. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  4. Niger Basin Authority (NBA) [0,1]
  5. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River [0,2]
  6. Mano River Union (MRU)
  7. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) [0,5]
  8. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) [0,1]
  9. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) [1]

4- Logistics in West Africa [1,5]

Download the module syllabus: “Business in West Africa” (PDF)

Thesis of the Professional Master in Business in the Muslim Countries (9 - 19 ECTS).

For the successful completion of the Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries, students must submit a Thesis. The topic must be related to Islamic markets.

For students who are working in an exporting company; we recommend writing the dissertation on the elaboration of an international marketing plan for one Islamic market.

Examples of the thesis may be:

  1. International Marketing plan (of a particular company) for the Middle East, North African Islamic markets, Central Eurasia ..
  2. Investment project in Nigeria, Indonesia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia
  3. SWOT analysis of business in Islamic markets
  4. Creating international distribution networks in the Maghrebian markets
  5. International Promotion strategies for the Arab states of the Gulf
  6. Opening a branch in Jakarta, Tehran, Lagos, Cairo, Amman...

Students who belongs to any country analysed on the master
If the country of the student is included in one subject or module of the Master, the student will find useful information related to international trade of his country: economic organisations to which his country belongs, Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in force, Major trade partners, case study of export companies…

The master includes the Market Access Tool and courses of Arabic, English, French, Indonesian
Muslims Market

Samples of the Master Business in Muslim Countries:

Five pillars of Islam

Sulaiman Al-Rajhi

Arab Maghreb Union

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna

Foreign Trade Bahrain

Libya Business

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Amoudi

Comoros Business

Maha Al-Ghunaim

OIC Islamic exports

Tangier Free Zone

Doctor Shaikha Al Maskari

Arabic English

Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen

Trade Preferential System OIC

Shaikha Al Bahar

Doctor Mohammed Al-Barwani Oman


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