Master in International Economic Relations

EENI- School of International Business

Professional Master's Program in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration (distance learning, English, 120 ECTS)

The Master in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration (e-learning) is designed to offer a global and practical vision of all issues related to international economic relations between countries and/or regional trading blocs, and the processes of regional economic integration in the world.

Professional Master intended for all those wanting to specialise in international economic relations and processes of regional economic integration.

The Master is especially designed for all those people who work, or wish to work, in organisations related to international economy and internationalisation: Multilateral and regional development banks, investment attraction agencies, Ministries of the foreign trade, Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations, National Customs, Consultants, Internationalisation departments of large companies.

Modules of the Master in International Economic Relations:

Master in International Relations

  1. Globalisation and international organisations (WTO, World Bank, IMF)
  2. Civilisations, Religions, and Economic Integration
    1. Economic Areas in the World
  3. Africa
    1. Economic Areas of the African Civilisation: West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa and the Maghreb areas
    2. African economic institutions (African Union, ECA, NEPAD...)
    3. African Integration processes (COMESA, SADC, EAC, UEMOA, CEMAC, Tripartite Agreement...)
    4. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to African Countries
    5. Africa's economic relations with other economic areas
  4. Asia-Pacific
    1. Economic Areas in Asia...
      1. Hindu Civilisation
      2. Sinic Civilisation
      3. Buddhist Civilisation
      4. Islamic Civilisation: The Central Eurasian economic area and the Malay area
      5. Western Civilisation: The Oceania space
    2. Asian economic institutions
    3. Asian integration processes (ASEAN, SCO, SAARC, ECO...)
    4. Asia's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
    5. Economic relations with other economic areas
  5. Middle East
    1. Arab economic area of the Islamic Civilisation
    2. Economic institutions (OIC, Arab League...) and economic integration (Gulf Cooperation Council) of the Arab Countries
    3. Arab Development Funds
    4. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to the Arab Countries
    5. Economic relations with other economic areas
  6. America
    1. Economic Areas in America of the Western Civilisation: North-American, Latin-American and the Caribbean
    2. Economic institutions in America
    3. American integration processes (the MERCOSUR, the Andean Community, the NAFTA)
    4. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to the American Countries
    5. Economic relations with other economic areas
  7. Europe
    1. Economic Areas in Europe.
      1. European area of the ​​Western Civilisation
      2. Economic Area of the Orthodox Civilisation
    2. European economic institutions
    3. European integration processes (European Union, EFTA...)
    4. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to European countries
    5. Economic relations with other economic areas
  8. Global Trade Agreements and cooperation forums
  9. No to Corruption in business
  10. Thesis of the Master in International Economic Relations

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Institutions, economic areas and Free Trade Agreements analysed on the Master in International Economic Relations:
Master International Relations

The objectives of the Master in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration are:

  1. To know the impact of globalisation on the world economy and the functions of the largest international economic organisations (World Bank, World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund...)
  2. To analyse the trend towards regionalisation, by analysing the current eight civilisations, the role of religions in these civilisations and relations with the processes of economic integration in the World
  3. To define and to characterise the eighteen economic spaces in the World and the economic interactions between them
  4. To analyse the processes of integration, the main economic institutions and Trade Agreements in Africa, Europe, America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East
  5. To learn the global Trade Agreements: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) or the Transpacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)
  6. To study the impact of the largest Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in the world.
  7. To raise awareness of the need to prevent corruption in international economic relations

Modules and subjects of the Master in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration.

Module one- Globalisation and International Institutions.

Master Globalisation

The student begins the Master in International Economic Relations studying the impact of Globalisation on the world economy, the trend toward regionalisation of the economy, and the role of the largest international economic institutions:

  1. United Nations
  2. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  3. World Bank
  4. International Monetary Fund
  5. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  6. International Chamber of Commerce
  7. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  8. International Trade Centre

Download the module syllabus “Globalisation” of the Master (PDF).

Module two - Introduction to civilisations, Religions, and Regional Economic Integration.

The aim of the module two is to know the status of the World: trade blocs, the emergence of the African continent, emerging countries (BRICS), trends in regional economic integration... EENI has developed a unique methodology based analysis the concept of “civilisations, religions, and regional economic integration.” Despite the phenomenon of globalisation, businesses also tends to regionalisation.

Analysing the role of religions and civilisations in a globalised world; we can identify eight large economic spaces, composed of one or more economic areas.

Civilisations and Economic Integration

  1. Civilisations in a globalised world
  2. The eight major civilisations, their economic areas and their integration processes
    1. African Civilisation
    2. Islamic Civilisation
      1. Economic integration
      2. Interactions with the other civilisations
    3. Western Christian Civilisation
    4. Hindu Civilisation
    5. Sinic Civilisation
    6. Buddhist Civilisation
    7. Orthodox Civilisation
    8. Japanese Civilisation
  3. Intra-civilisations integration processes
  4. Economic interrelations between civilisations

Map Civilisations and integration

Module 4- Africa

Economic Area of African Civilisation.

  1. The Leadership of Africa in the history of humanity
  2. Africa's major religions: Christianity, Islam, and Animism
  3. Central States: Nigeria (Africa's largest economy) and/or South Africa (BRICS country)
  4. Africa: The Next Emerging Continent

Africa: The Next Emerging Continent

We Trust in Africa

The five economic areas of the African Civilisation (PDF):

  1. West African Economic Area
  2. Central African Economic Area
  3. Southern African Economic Area
  4. East African Economic Area
  5. Maghrebian Economic Area
  6. Interactions with the other civilisations

African institutions are leading the transformation of Africa

African Economic Transformation

  1. African Union
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Agenda 2063 “The Africa We Want”
  6. Download the module syllabus “African institutions” (PDF)

Africa International Trade

African organisations.

  1. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  3. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  4. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  5. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  6. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  7. Mano River Union
  8. Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)
  9. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  10. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  11. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  12. East African Community (EAC)
  13. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  14. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  15. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  16. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  17. Niger Basin Authority
  18. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  19. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  20. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  21. Nile Basin Initiative
  22. Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  23. Bank of Central African States (BEAC)

International Relations of Africa

African International Relations

  1. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) United States
  2. Forum on China-Africa cooperation
  3. Africa-India Framework for Cooperation
  4. Afro-Arab cooperation
  5. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  6. Cooperation Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  8. Africa-Korea Partnership

Download the module syllabus “International Relations of Africa” (PDF).

Module 5 - Asia

Asian civilisations and economic areas.

  1. Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation (Hinduism). India (BRICS country) is the central state.
    1. Download the syllabus “Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation” (PDF)
  2. Sinic Civilisation. China (BRICS country) is the Central State. Religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism
  3. Economic Area of the Buddhist Civilisation
    1. Download the syllabus “Economic Area of the Buddhist Civilisation” (PDF)
  4. Central Eurasian Economic Area (Pakistan, Turkey, and Iran competing for the Central State) and the Malay Economic Area (formed by the three ASEAN Muslim Countries) of the Islamic Civilisation (PDF)
  5. Japanese civilisation
  6. Economic Area of Oceania of the Western Civilisation (PDF)

Asia Trade Agreements

Asian Economic Organisations and Integration.

Asia Organisations

  1. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  2. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  3. Boao Forum for Asia
  4. Colombo Plan
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  6. Mekong River Commission
  7. Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

Asian integration agreements.

Asia Free Trade Agreements

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  2. Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)
  3. Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)
  4. Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)
  5. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  6. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  7. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  8. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  9. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  10. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
  11. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  12. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  13. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  14. Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
  15. Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO)

Module 6- The Middle East: Organisations and Integration

Arab Economic Area (Saudi Arabia is the Central State) of the Islamic Civilisation.

  1. Arab League
  2. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  5. Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  6. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
  7. Arab Development Funds

Module 7- America

American Economic Area of the Western Civilisation:

  1. North American Economic Area with the United States as the Central State
  2. Latin American Economic Area: Brazil (BRICS country) is the Central State (PDF)
  3. Caribbean economic area (PDF)

American Economic Organisations and Integration

Economic Integration in Latin America

  1. Organisation of American States (OAS)
  2. Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC)
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  4. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  5. Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)
  6. Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
  7. Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA)
  8. Mesoamerica Project

Integration agreements in Latin America.

  1. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  2. Central American Integration System (SICA)
  3. Central American Common Market (MCCA) - Integrated with the SICA -
  4. Andean Community
  6. Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
  8. Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
  9. Pacific Alliance
  10. Caribbean Basin Initiative
  11. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in America

Module 8- Europe's Organisations and Integration.

European Economic Area of the Western Civilisation.

Europe Trade Agreements

  1. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  2. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  3. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  4. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  5. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  6. Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  7. Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  8. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
  9. Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
  10. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  11. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative

Course European Union and Institutions (PDF)

  1. European Union (EU)
  2. European Investment Bank
  3. European Economic and Social Committee
  4. European Neighbourhood Policy
  5. Foreign trade of the European Union (EU)
  6. European Union's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  7. EU's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  8. European Union Enlargement
  9. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)

Course Foreign Policy of the EU (PDF)

EU Trade Agreements (course)

Module 8- Global Trade Agreements and Cooperation Forums.

Global Trade Agreements.

  1. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)
  3. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Cooperation forums.

  1. Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC)
  2. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  3. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  4. The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
  5. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  6. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)

Module 9- No to Corruption

No to Corruption in International Business

No to Corruption in International Business

Business without Corruption

9- Thesis of the Master

Thesis of the Master in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration

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The duration of the Master is 19 months long and is to be studied in English. The materials are available in four languages: English, Spanish (Master Relaciones Internacionales), French or Portuguese and are accessible to all students wishing to review them in whatever language and use one of the three languages as a vehicular language of the campus and to complete the exercises. Some subjects (China) are also available in Chinese. French EENI Portuguese EENI

  1. Credits of the Master in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration: 120 ECTS Credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
  2. Duration: 19 months to maximum two years. The average working: 12 hours/week. It is possible to reduce the duration of the Master studying more hours per week
  3. Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning
  4. Total Tuition Fees for the Master in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration: 3,547 Euros
  5. EENI Scholarships for African and Asian Student: 40% (EENI Ahimsa Vision “Education for All”). Fees for these students: 2,128 Euros
  6. Consult scholarships for other regions (Latin America, Europe, the Middle East...)
  7. Students with a bachelor's degree or proven experience in international business will obtain the “Diploma of Professional Master's Program in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration
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Samples of the Master in International Economic Relations and Regional Integration:

Asian Trade Agreements (ESCAP)

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Civilisations, Religions and integration

Eurasian Economic Union

Afro-Arab Cooperation

Japan-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement

Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC)

Africa-BRICS Foreign Trade

Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)

Pacific Alliance

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

Colombo Plan

Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)

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