Business in Saudi Arabia (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh and Jeddah.

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Middle East)
  2. Saudi Arabian Economy
  3. International Trade of Saudi Arabia
  4. Doing Business in Riyadh and Jeddah
  5. Holy City of Mecca
  6. Saudi Economic Cities:
    1. King Abdullah
    2. Jazan
    3. Prince Abdul Aziz
    4. Knowledge Economic City
  7. Saudi Industrial Cities:
    1. Jubail
    2. Yanbu
  8. Invest in Saudi Arabia
  9. Case Study:
    1. Saudi Aramco
    2. Dallah Albaraka
    3. Savola Group
    4. SABIC
  10. Arab Funds:
    1. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations (AGFUND)
    2. Saudi Fund for Development
  11. Access to the Saudi market
  12. Business Plan for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Business People.

  1. HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
  2. Lubna Olayan
  3. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi
  4. Sulaiman Al-Rajhi
  5. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
  6. Hayat Sindi
  7. Haifa Al-Mansour

The objectives of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Saudi Arabian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  3. To explore Saudi Arabian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Saudi Arabian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Saudi Arabian Business People
  6. To develop a business plan for the Saudi Arabian Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Saudi Arabia” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: Business in Islamic Countries, Global Trade
  3. Course: Business in the Middle East

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Arabia Saudita Study, Master in International Business in French Arabie Saoudite.

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Saudi Arabia”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

Master of Science in International Business for Saudi Students

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

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

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Saudi Arabia:
Sulaiman Al-Rajhi Saudi Businessman (Course Master)

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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  1. Saudi Arabia was the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad
  2. Two holiest cities of Islam, Mecca and Madinah are in Saudi Arabia
  3. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the economic, religious, political, and financial centres of the MENA economies (Middle East and North Africa)
  4. Saudi Arabia is a major player on the regional political scene
  5. Capital of Saudi Arabia: Riyadh
  6. Official language: Arabic
  7. Type of Government: Absolute Monarchy
  8. Area: 2,149,690 square kilometres
  9. Population of Saudi Arabia: 30 million people
  10. The Saudi Arabian Currency: Saudi Riyal
  11. The headquarters of the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations
  12. Abolition of Slavery in Saudi Arabia: 1962
  13. Borders of Saudi Arabia: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen
    1. Maritime borders (Gulf of Aqaba): Israel and Egypt

Religion in Saudi Arabia:

  1. Sunni Islam is the main religion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. Major Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) School is Hambali
  3. 20% of the population is Shiite

Saudi Arabia belongs to Arab Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).

Saudi Arabian Economy.

  1. Saudi Arabia represents 25% of the Gross Arab National Product
  2. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Middle East and 24th largest exporter in the World
  3. The economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is based on the petrol sector
  4. Saudi Arabia has 25% of the proven petroleum reserve in the World
  5. The Saudi Arabian Petroleum Company (Saudi Aramco) is the largest petroleum producing company in the World
  6. In the last years, the Saudi Government has taken measures to diversify the economy, despite the global rise in energy prices, the non-petroleum sector has been a decisive sector in the economic growth of Saudi Arabia
  7. Saudi Arabia is the third economy in the World by Macroeconomics stability
  8. The Saudi Riyal is one of the most steady currencies in the World
  9. Saudi Arabia is the largest free economic market in the Middle East
  10. The Saudi market has a high purchasing power in the region
  11. The headquarters  of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank are in Jeddah
  12. Public sector plays a major function in industrial activity
  13. Saudi Arabia has a robust gross domestic product growth in the last years

Lubna Olayan:
Lubna Olayan Businesswoman Saudi Arabia, Course

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has preferential access to:

  1. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
  2. European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council Cooperation Agreement
  3. India-Arab States of the Gulf Agreement
  4. Australia-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) FTA
  5. European Free Trade Association-Saudi Arabia
  6. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)

European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council Agreement (Course)

EFTA-Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Nearest African Ports:

  1. Port of Djibouti
  2. Port Said. Suez Canal
  3. Port Sudan
  4. Port of Dar Es Salaam

Economic Institutions (Saudi Arabia):

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Arab League
  4. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  5. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  6. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  7. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  8. Saudi Arabia is a founding member of the United Nations
  9. Customs Convention on Containers
  10. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  11. World Bank (WB)

Samples - Business in Saudi Arabia

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Amoudi Businessman (Course Master)

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Hayat Sindi (Saudi Biotechnologist)

Saudi Fund for Development (Course Master)

Haifa Al-Mansour (Saudi Film Director)

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA (Master)

Trade Preferential System TPS Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

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