Master in Business in the Muslim Countries

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Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries (e-learning, English, 60 / 120 ECTS)

The Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries (distance 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):

  1. Doing Business in the Islamic Markets: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, Kuwait, Indonesia, Tunisia, Turkey...
  2. Trade relations between the Muslim Countries
  3. Foreign and trade and FDI flows in the Muslim Markets
  4. The largest Islamic Economic  Organisations: the Islamic Development Bank, the League of Arab States, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Economic Cooperation Organisation
  5. Free Trade Agreements related to the Islamic Markets
  6. The economic areas of the Islamic Civilisation: Eurasian, Arab, African, Malay and the Maghrebian
  7. 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 better employment.

Professional Master intended for all those wanting to specialise in international business with Islamic markets.

The language of the Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries: English. Also, available in French Master Musulmans Portuguese Mestrado Muculmanos Spanish Master Musulmanes. The materials are available in four languages and are accessible to all the 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.

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

Doing Business in the Muslim Countries

The Master in Business in the Muslim Countries consists of twelve modules:

  1. Islam: Ethics and Business (5 ECTS)
  2. Economic Organisations and Integration Process related to the Islamic Markets (7 ECTS)
  3. Islamic Economic Areas (9 ECTS)
  4. Doing 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. Doing Business in Central Eurasia (14 ECTS)
  7. Doing Business in the ASEAN Muslim Countries (10 ECTS)
  8. Economic Institutions and Regional Integration Process related to the African Islamic Countries (4 ECTS)
  9. Doing Business in the Maghreb (8 ECTS)
  10. Doing Business in the East African Muslim Countries (18 ECTS)
  11. Doing Business in the Muslim Countries of West and Central Africa (20 ECTS)
  12. Thesis of the Professional Master in Business in the Muslim Countries (10 ECTS)

Distribution of the master's degree by semesters and subjects:

ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.

M1 (1st semester) ECTS
1. Islam : ethics and business 5
2. Islamic economic and integration organizations 7
3. The Islamic economic areas 9
4. Business in the Middle East 1 9
M1 (2nd semester)  
5. Business in the Middle East 2 6
6. Business in Central Eurasia 14
7. Business in the Muslim countries of the ASEAN 10
M2 (1st semester)  
Optional subjects. The student must select 5 ECTS from the following list:
   1- Asian Economic Institutions
   2- Business in Bangladesh and the Maldives
   3- African Economic Institutions
4
8. Business in the Maghreb 8
9. Business in the Muslim countries of East Africa 18
M2 (2nd semester)  
10. Business in the Muslim countries of West and Central Africa 1 10
11. Business in the Muslim countries of de West and Central Africa 2 10
Thesis of the Master 10

Note: Although 172 million 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 analysed in other masters:

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

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal (EENI Master Honoris Causa)

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

The Muslim Markets:

  1. The Muslim population: 1.6 billion people (23% of the world's population)
  2. Only 15% of the Muslims are Arabs (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 the Muslims live in India
  5. 40% of the African population is Muslim
  6. 300 million of the Muslims live in countries where Islam is not the majority religion: China, India, Russia
  7. 44 million of the Muslims live in Europe

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

Master Muslim Countries

Sharia Islam

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

Module - Islam

Islam: Ethics and Business

Islam: Ethics and Business

  1. Introduction to Islam. Prophet Muhammad
  2. The five pillars of Islam
  3. Sunnis and Shiites
  4. Sharia
  5. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
  6. Principles of Islamic Economics. Economic Impact of the 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 syllabus of the module: “Islam

Module - Economic Organisations and integration process related to the Islamic markets

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

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

The international relations of the Muslim Countries:

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

Module - Economic Areas of the Islamic Civilisation

The Economic Areas of the Islamic Civilisation

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

Map Civilisations and integration

Module - The Middle East

Doing Business in the Middle East

Doing Business in the Middle East

1- The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)

2- The GCC member countries:

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

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

  1. Yemen
  2. Lebanon
  3. Jordan
  4. Syria

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

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

5- The Arab Development Funds

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

Module - Economic Institutions and regional integration process related to the Asian Islamic Countries. Bangladesh and the Maldives

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

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

The main objective of the modules related to “Business in the Asian Muslim Countries” is to provide an overview of the Asian Islamic markets and the business opportunities in these markets.

  1. To learn to do business in the Islamic markets of Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, India, Malaysia, Pakistan)
  2. To analyse the foreign direct investment flows and international trade
  3. To know the Free Trade Agreements in the region
  4. To know the regional organisations related to the Islamic Countries of Asia

Module - Business in Central Eurasia

Central Asia Module

1- The two largest Central Asian economies

  1. Pakistan
  2. Iran

2- The Central Asian Countries

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

3- The case of Turkey

4- Central Eurasian Economic Organisations

  1. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  2. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  3. The Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  4. The Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  5. The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  6. The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
  7. The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)

Download the syllabus “Doing Business in Central Eurasia” (PDF)

Module - Business in the ASEAN Muslim Countries

Business Muslim ASEAN

1- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

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

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

  1. Indonesia
  2. Brunei Darussalam
  3. Malaysia

3- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the ASEAN Muslim Countries. The Transpacific Strategic Agreement.

Download the syllabus “ASEAN Markets” (PDF)

Video Master in International Business Video Doing Business in Southeast Asia

Module - Economic Institutions and regional integration process related to the African Islamic Countries

African Economic Transformation

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

  1. The African Union (AU)
  2. The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  3. The African Development Bank
  4. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

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

The main objective of the modules about Doing Business in the African Muslim Countries is to provide an overview of the Islamic African Markets and the business opportunities in these markets.

  1. To learn to do business in the Islamic African Markets (Egypt, Nigeria, Sudan, Morocco, Djibouti, Algeria, Mali...)
  2. To analyse the foreign trade and FDI in the main sectors of investment
  3. To know the Free Trade Agreement in the region
  4. To know the regional organisations related to the Islamic African Countries

African Muslim Countries

Video Master in Business in Africa Video - Business in Africa - Professor Paterson Ngatchou.

Module - Business in the Maghreb

Maghreb Course

1- The Maghreb

2- The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

3- The five Maghrebian Countries:

  1. Algeria
  2. Libya
  3. Morocco
  4. Mauritania
  5. Tunisia
  6. Maghrebian Business People

4- Logistics in the Maghreb

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

Module - Business in the East African Muslim Countries

Master East Africa

1- The East African countries with Muslim majorities

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

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

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

3- Logistics in East Africa

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

Module - Business in the Muslim Countries of West and Central Africa

Fifty percent of the West African population is Muslim.

West Africa Muslim Countries

1- The West and Central African Countries with Muslim majorities

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

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

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

4- Logistics in West Africa

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

Thesis of the Professional Master in Business in the Muslim Countries

For the successful completion of the Professional Master's Program in Business in the Muslim Countries, the student must submit a Thesis. The topic must be related to the 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, the North African Islamic markets, Central Eurasia...
  2. Investment project in Nigeria, Indonesia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia
  3. SWOT analysis of business in the 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...

Paths and Tuition Fees of the Professional Master in Business in the Muslim Countries.

The Master allows the student to select three paths of different duration, content, tuition fees, and diploma issued in order to fit the Professional Master to the needs and schedule of the student.

Customised Master

EENI Scholarships: discount up to 40% for Latin American, Asian, and African Students. Consult conditions and requirements to apply for an EENI Scholarship.

Education for all

Director of the Master

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

U-EENI University
U-EENI University Project: Opening of the U-EENI University in Africa

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

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

Adaptation of the contents of the Master Doing Business in the Muslim Countries.

The contents of the master are adapted to several countries and regions (Europe, Africa, America, and the Middle East). The 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.

Susana Fernández, the African Students

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Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

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EENI - African Students:
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Students who belongs to any country analysed on the Master in Business in the Muslim Countries

If the country of the student is included in one subject or module of the Master, the student will find useful information related to the international trade of his country: economic organisations to which his country belongs, Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in force, largest trade partners, a case study of export companies...

The Master in Business in the Muslim Countries includes the Market Access Tool and courses of Arabic, English, French, Indonesian
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