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Islamic Economic Area (Online Professional Doctorate in Islamic Business)

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

The Islamic Economic Area analyzed in the Doctorate Specialization in Islamic Business taught by EENI Global Business School.

  1. The degree of the economic interconnection between the countries of the Islamic Economic Area is slight, except for the Muslim Countries that belong to an integration block as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  2. The main Islamic institution is the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
    1. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the OIC
  3. All the Arab Countries belong to the Arab League
  4. In general, the economic relations of the Muslim Countries with the other civilizations are poorly developed
  5. Islamic Banking and finance (according to the Shariah) are becoming increasingly important in the Islamic Countries

Business in Muslim Countries


The Islamic Economic Area represents a population of about 1,600 million Muslims (23% of humanity, 200 million in 1900).

  1. Between 75 and 90% of Muslims are Sunni, and the rest are Shi'a
  2. Asia (Central Asia, Southeast Asia) represents 62% of the world's Muslim population and 25% of the Asian population (1,100 million Muslims).
    1. In the ASEAN, Islam represents 42% of the population (241 million Muslims)
    2. All the countries of Central Asia have Muslim majorities
    3. Iran is a “Shiite Muslim country”
    4. The four nations with the largest Muslim populations are Indonesia, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh
    5. In India; they are living near 172 million Muslims
  3. Middle East: only 15% of the world's Muslim population is Arab
    1. Saudi Arabia is the leading regional economy and one of the “spiritual leaders” of Sunni Islam. The Headquarters of the Islamic Development Bank and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are in Jiddah
  4. Africa. Approximately, 422 million Africans (40% of the African population) are Muslims (Sunni majority)
    1. The African Countries with a Muslim population over 90% are Algeria, Gambia, Guinea, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Western Sahara, Senegal, Somalia, Tunisia, Djibouti
    2. The African Countries with a Muslim population between 50% and 90% are Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Sudan
    3. Nigeria, the largest African economy, has about 50% of Muslim population
  5. About 300 million Muslims live in countries where Islam is not the largest religion: China, India, and Russia. This doctorate only includes India (the third largest Muslim population in the world)
  6. Europe. Islam is the second largest religion in Europe; about 44 million Muslims live in Europe (6% of the European people).
    1. The European Countries members of the OIC are Albania and Turkey
  7. America. Guyana belongs to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Some 290 million people speak Arabic, the language of reference of the Ummah (Islamic Community), Arabic is the fifth language in the world.

  1. Arabic is an official language in Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, the Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, and Tunisia
  2. Arabic is also co-official in Chad, Comoros, Western Sahara, Somalia, and Djibouti

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Thesis of the Doctorate in Islamic Business

Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Doctorado en negocios en los Países Musulmanes Study Doctorate in International Business in French Doctorat en affaires dans les marchés musulmans.


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