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E-Learning Course “Doing Business in the Middle East” (24 ECTS, Online Higher Education in English)

Ten subjects compose the Online Course “Doing Business in the Middle East” taught by EENI Business School & HA Independent University:

Course: Doing Business in the Middle East

  1. Arab Economic Area of the Islamic Civilisation
  2. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
  3. Doing Business in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council
  4. Doing Business in other Arab Countries
  5. Arab Business People. Arab Women and Business
  6. Regional Economic Institutions and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to the Arab Countries
  7. Arab Development Funds
  8. Other Economic Institutions in the region
  9. Business Plan for the Middle East

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in the Middle East”: 24 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: EUR 576 (Pricing Policy)
  3. Organisation: EENI Business School & HA University
  4. Duration: 5 months
  5. Download the syllabus of the course: “Doing Business in the Middle East” (PDF)

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Objectives of the Course “Doing Business in the Middle East” (eLearning)

The main objective of the online course “Doing Business in the Middle East” (24 ECTS) is to provide an overview of the economy of the Middle East and the business opportunities.

  1. To learn to do business in the Arab countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen) and the business opportunities in the Middle East
  2. To understand how to negotiate in the Arab markets
  3. To understand the various regional trade agreements (Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf) and institutions and their relevance to both regional and world trade (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, League of Arab States)
  4. To know the importance of the Arab Development Funds
  5. To analyse the international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in the Middle East
  6. To examine the profile of Arab Business People
  7. To develop a business plan for the Middle East

Sulaiman Al-Rajhi Saudi Businessman (Course)





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Subjects of the Online Course “Doing Business in the Middle East”

  1. Introduction to the Arab Economic Area (1 ECTS) (PDF) of the Islamic Civilisation
    1. Introduction to Islam
    2. Eastern Catholic Churches (Maronites, Chaldeans)
    3. Introduction to Arabic
  2. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) (1.2 ECTS)
  3. Doing Business in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (10 ECTS)
    1. Doing Business in Bahrain (2 ECTS)
    2. Doing Business in Kuwait (1 ECTS)
    3. Doing Business in Oman (1 ECTS)
    4. Doing Business in Qatar (1 ECTS)
    5. Doing Business in Saudi Arabia (3 ECTS)
    6. Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (2 ECTS)
  4. Doing Business in other Arab Countries (4,5 ECTS)
    1. Doing Business in Jordan (1 ECTS)
    2. Doing Business in Lebanon (2 ECTS)
    3. Doing Business in Syria (0.5 ECTS)
    4. Doing Business in Yemen (1 ECTS)
  5. Arab Business People (1 ECTS)
    1. HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
    2. Nasser Al Kharafi
    3. Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen
    4. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
    5. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi
    6. Mohammed Al-Barwani
    7. Sulaiman Al-Rajhi
    8. Majid Al Futtaim
    9. Abdul Aziz Ghurair
    10. Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo
    11. Nadhmi Shakir Auchi

    Arab Women and Business
    1. Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi
    2. Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi
    3. Lubna Olayan
    4. Shaikha Al Maskari
    5. Amina Al Rustamani
    6. Maha Al-Ghunaim
    7. Haifa Al-Mansour
    8. Hanan Al Kuwari
    9. Shaikha Al Bahar
    10. Tawakkol Karman
    11. Hayat Sindi
    12. Randa Ayoubi
    13. Ayah Bdeir
    14. Nayla Hayek (Orthodox)
  6. Regional Economic Organisations related to the Arab Countries (5.6 ECTS)
    1. Arab League (1 ECTS)
    2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (2 ECTS)
      1. Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade
      2. Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the OIC (COMCEC)
      3. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    3. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) (1 ECTS)
    4. Afro-Arab Cooperation (0.5 ECTS)
    5. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED) (0.1 ECTS)
    6. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) (0.5 ECTS)
    7. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) (0.5 ECTS)
  7. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to the Middle East Markets
    1. Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
    2. The Gulf Cooperation Council's Agreements with India, Australia, European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and the European Union
    3. The United States has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Bahrain, Oman, and Jordan
    4. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
    5. Jordan has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the European Union, US, EFTA, Canada, and Singapore; is a member of the Agadir Agreement
    6. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
    7. Lebanon has a Free Trade Agreement with the EFTA and the European Union
  8. Arab Development Funds (1 ECTS, Download Syllabus PDF)
    1. Saudi Fund for Development
    2. Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
    3. Arab Monetary Fund
    4. Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
    5. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations (AGFUND)
    6. Arab Trade Financing Programme
    7. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development
    8. OPEC Fund for International Development
    9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  9. Other institutions in the region (Summary)
    1. Islamic Development Bank
    2. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  10. Business Plan for the Middle East

Course learning materials in Online Higher Education in English (or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Oriente Medio Study, Master in International Business in French Moyen-Orient Online Tertiary Education in Portuguese Médio Oriente). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

Course intended for all those wanting to specialise in the Middle East markets.

The Online Course “International Trade and Business in the Middle East” contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma of the course “Doing Business in the Middle East” issued by EENI Business School & HA Independent University.

The Online Course “Doing Business in the Middle East” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:

  1. Doctorate in Business in Islamic Countries
  2. eLearning Masters of Science (MSc): International Business, Muslim Countries
  3. Master and Doctorate in International Business adapted to the Middle East Students

The students who have taken this course (Doing Business in the Middle East) can validate and register for a Bachelor of Science, Master or Doctorate at EENI Business School & HA University.

Methodology: e-learning (Online) / Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Islam - Doing Business

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The Online Course “Doing Business in the Middle East” includes the tool Market Access:

The Middle East Market

IMPORTANT NOTE: The region is undergoing deep changes, many countries are rapidly evolving, some towards more open economies, others to civil war as Syria. This creates both opportunities and difficulties for doing business in these transition countries. Furthermore, is hard to reflect these socio-political changes in the contents of the course.

EENI Business School & HA University Middle East Students:
EENI Middle East Students (Master, Doctorate)

Samples - Business in the Middle East

Nasser Al-Kharafi Businessman Kuwait

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna (most powerful Arab woman)

Course: Doing Business in Bahrain

Council Gulf (Arabic)

Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen Kuwaiti Businessman (Course)

Mohammed Al-Barwani Omani Businessman (Course)

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