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Doing Business in Saudi Arabia

Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh and Jeddah.

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the 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 subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Saudi Arabian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  3. To explore Saudi Arabia's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Saudi Arabia's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of the Saudi Arabian Business People
  6. To develop a business plan for the Saudi Arabian Market
The Subject “Doing Business in Saudi Arabia” is part of the following programs:
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Muslims Countries, and BRICS Countries (Saudi Arabia)
  2. Doctorate in Business in Islamic Countries
  3. Course: Middle East

Course learning materials in English or Spanish Arabia Saudita French Arabie Saoudite.

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

Master 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.

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Saudi Arabia:
Sulaiman Al-Rajhi Saudi Businessman

Description of the 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 (the 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 millions of people
  10. The Saudi Arabian Currency: Saudi Riyal
  11. The headquarters of the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations
  12. Abolition of the 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 the Arab Economic Area of the Islamic Civilisation.

Saudi Arabian Economy.

  1. Saudi Arabia represents 25% of the Gross National Arab Product
  2. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Middle East and the 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 biggest 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 for Macroeconomics stability
  8. The Saudi Riyal is one of the most steady currencies in the World
  9. Saudi Arabia is the biggest free economic market in the Middle East
  10. The Saudi market has a high purchasing power in the region
  11. Jeddah is the headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank
  12. The Public sector plays a major function in the industrial activity
  13. Saudi Arabia has a robust gross domestic product growth in the last years

Lubna Olayan:
Lubna Olayan Businesswoman Saudi Arabia

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

EFTA-Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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. Saudi Arabia is a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB)

Samples - Business in Saudi Arabia

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Amoudi Businessman

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber

Hayat Sindi (Saudi Biotechnologist)

Saudi Fund for Development

Haifa Al-Mansour (Saudi Film Director)

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA

Trade Preferential System TPS Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

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