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Doctorate in International Business specialization in Islamic Business (e-learning, Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English)

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

The objectives of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization in Islamic Business (3 years, 180 ECTS) taught by EENI Global Business School are to train the doctoral student to be able to research on topics related to business in the Islamic Economic Area (Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe):

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Thus, a Doctoral Student can apply creative solutions and take the appropriated business decisions related to the Islamic Economic Area.

Business in Muslim Countries


  1. Intra-Islamic trade
  2. Islamic Finance and Banking
  3. Economy of the Muslim Countries
  4. Regional integration of the Islamic Markets
  5. Islamic Economic Areas (Arab, African, Maghrebian, Eurasian)
  6. The Pillars of Islam
  7. Influence of Islam on business
  8. Leading Islamic economic institutions (Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Arab League, Islamic Development Bank)
  9. Business in the Islamic Markets
  10. Muslim businesspeople

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Online Arab Student, Master International Business


  1. Tuition Fees: EUR 3,000
    1. Financing
  2. Duration: maximum of
    three calendar years Maximum of three calendar years since the formalization of the Enrollment up to the thesis deposit. If, after the three calendar years period the Doctoral Student has not deposited thesis, the Doctorate Programme Direction may authorise an extension of up to two years.
  3. Credits: 180 ECTS
  4. Open Online Enrollment
  5. Download the Admission Form
  6. Download the syllabus of the Doctorate (PDF)

Intended for graduates and professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of international business with an emphasis in the Islamic Economic Area.

The Doctorate is part of the category of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB), which has the dual aim of contributing to the knowledge and practice.

A Professional Doctorate in Islamic Business that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better employment.


Language: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English

  1. All the subjects offered are available in English
  2. Approximately 40% of the subjects are also available in French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese
  3. Thus, the Doctoral Student can perform this doctorate entirely in English (or French, Spanish or Portuguese)
  4. The student should have a sufficient level to study the subjects in these languages

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.

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

Structure - Online Doctorate in Business


Structure of the Doctorate.

  1. Coursework. Study of the Subjects (minimum 20 ECTS, maximum 60 ECTS)
  2. Research Work and Thesis Plan of the Doctorate (40 ECTS)
  3. Thesis and Thesis Defense (120 ECTS)


EENI provides a range of Related Subjects to the Islamic Economic Area. The Doctoral Student can select the most suitable subjects depending on the thesis. The Doctoral Student selects the subjects once formalized the enrollment.

The Doctoral Students can choose the subjects from those offered by EENI with a minimum of 20 ECTS and a maximum of 60 ECTS.

To facilitate the subject selection, these are organized into several blocks:

  1. Islam (PDF) (structure) (5 ECTS)
  2. Islamic Economy
  3. Islam and Business. Businesspeople
  4. Islamic Economic Area
  5. Arab Economic Area. The Middle East (PDF) (structure)
  6. Central Eurasian Economic Area (PDF) (structure)
  7. Malay Economic Area (ASEAN) (PDF) (structure)
  8. Islam in India (Bharat)
  9. Maghrebian Economic Area (PDF) (structure) (9 ECTS)
  10. African Economic Area (West and East Africa)
  11. Islam in Europe
  12. Islamic Economic Institutions (PDF)
  13. International Islamic Relations
  14. Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilization
  15. Combating corruption in business in the Muslim Markets (PDF) (structure)

Please, see below for more information

Research Areas of the Doctorate in Islamic Business:

  1. Doctoral Student should select the most appropriate subjects for his thesis
  2. Doctoral Student can use any possible subject combination
  3. Minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, maximum is 60


Module - Islam (5 ECTS)

Islam and business: pillars of Islam, Islamic Economics, Islam and business, Muslim Businesspeople, Arab Development Funds.

  1. The Five pillars of Islam
  2. Sunni and Shi'a Muslims
  3. Sharia
  4. Islamic Jurisprudence
  5. Islamic Economics and Banking
  6. Economic Impact of Zakat
  7. Introduction to Arabic
  8. Ummah (Islamic Community) in the world
  9. Islam in a globalized economy
  10. Human Rights in Islam
  11. Negotiation in the Muslim Countries
  12. Muslim entrepreneurs

Download the syllabus: “Islam” (PDF).

Arab Development Funds.

  1. Arab Official Development Assistance
  2. BADEA
  3. Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
  4. Arab Monetary Fund
  5. Saudi Fund for Development
  6. Arab Trade Financing Programme
  7. OPEC Fund
  8. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development
  9. Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
  10. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

Credits of the module “Arab Development Funds”: 1 ECTS Credits

  1. Download Syllabus PDF

Islam and Business Five pillars of Islam. Sharia. Islamic Economic Areas, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Indonesia, Egypt...


Module - Islamic Economic Area (9 ECTS)

  1. Economic Profile of the Islamic Economic Area
  2. Islam: the common factor of the Islamic Civilization
  3. Islamic Economic Areas;
    1. Arab Economic Area (PDF)
    2. Central Eurasian Economic Area (PDF)
    3. Malay Economic Area
    4. Maghrebian Economic Area (PDF)
    5. African Economic Area
      1. West African Economic Area (PDF)
      2. Central African Economic Area
      3. East African Economic Area (PDF)
  4. Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilization
  5. Interactions of the Islamic Civilization with the other civilizations

Islamic Organizations. Arab League


Module - Economic Organizations related to the Islamic Countries (5 ECTS).

  1. Arab League
  2. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)
  3. Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  4. Islamic Development Bank
  5. Organization of Islamic Cooperation
    1. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    2. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade
    3. Economic Centre for Islamic Countries
    4. Committee for Economic Cooperation
    5. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  1. Download the syllabus of the subject: “Islamic Institutions” (PDF)

Free Trade Agreements related to the Muslim Countries:

  1. Agadir Agreement

Islamic International Relations:

  1. Summit of South American-Arab Countries
  2. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  4. Colombo Plan
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  6. Boao Forum for Asia
  7. Forum India-Africa
  8. Africa-BRICS Countries
  9. IORA
  10. European Union: Generalized System of Preferences, Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

Islamic Economy Organizations

Foreign Trade and Business in the Middle East


Module - Business in the Middle East (24 ECTS)

  1. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
    1. Bahrain
    2. Kuwait
    3. Oman
    4. Qatar
    5. Saudi Arabia: the Central State of the Islamic Civilization?
    6. United Arab Emirates
  2. Countries not members of the CCG
    1. Jordan
    2. Lebanon
    3. Syria
    4. Yemen
  3. Arab Women and business: Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Lubna Olayan, Amina Al Rustamani, Hayat Sindi, Haifa Al-Mansour, Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi, Tawakkol Karman, Ayah Bdeir, Shaikha Al Bahar, Randa Ayoubi, Shaikha Al Maskari, Hanan Al Kuwari, and Maha Al-Ghunaim
  4. Muslim Businessman of the Middle East: HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, Nasser Al Kharafi, Abdul Aziz Ghurair, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, Majid Al Futtaim, Mohammed Al-Barwani, and Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen

Download the syllabus “Business in the Middle East” (PDF).

Doing Business in the Middle East

Foreign Trade and Business in Central Eurasia

Foreign Trade and Business in Southeast Asia (ASEAN)


Module - Asian Muslim Markets.

  1. The Ummah (Muslim Community) in Asia
  2. Asian Muslim Businesspeople: Muhammad Yunus, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Mian Muhammad Mansha, Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Dewan Yousuf Farooqui, Salman Rahman, Tan Sri Mokhtar, Wipro Azim Premji, and Yusuf Hamied
  3. Relationships of the Islamic Civilization with the Japanese, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sinic Civilization
  4. ESCAP
  5. Asian Development Bank
  6. FEALAC
  7. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  8. SAARC
  9. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  10. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  11. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  12. Bangladesh (149 million Muslims)
  13. Maldives

ASEAN Muslim Countries:

  1. ASEAN
    1. Islam in the ASEAN: 42% of the population of the ASEAN
    2. ASEAN Economic Community
    3. ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)
    4. Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)
    5. East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)
  2. Brunei
  3. Indonesia: The country with the largest Muslim population in the world
  4. Malaysia
  5. APEC
  6. Transpacific Strategic Agreement (CPTPP)
  7. Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)
  8. FEALAC

Download the syllabus “ASEAN Markets” (PDF).

Central Eurasia

  1. Iran: a Muslim country with a Shiite majority.
    1. Islamic Revolutionary Guard
    2. Bonyads
  2. Uzbekistan
  3. Pakistan
  4. Kyrgyz Republic
  5. Kazakhstan
  6. Turkmenistan
  7. Tajikistan
  8. Turkey
  9. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
  10. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  11. Organization for Economic Cooperation (OCE)
  12. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  13. Eurasian Economic Union
  14. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)

Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe)

Silk Road.

  1. Almaty-Bishkek Corridor
  2. Bangladesh-Myanmar Corridor
  3. China-Pakistan Corridor
  4. China-Central-West Asia Corridor
  5. India-Afghanistan Corridor
  6. Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor

Download the syllabus “Business in Central Eurasia” (PDF).

Business in India.

  1. India (14% of the Indian Population is Muslim - 172 million Muslims, the second religion in India and the third country in the world by the number of Muslims)
  2. Islam in India
  3. Hindu-Muslim Businesspeople: Azim Premji and Yusuf Khwaja Hamied
  4. Influence of Islam on the Hindu Civilization
  5. Sikhism (a syncretic religion between Islam and Hinduism)
  6. Note: EENI offers to students different Related Subjects to India (26 ECTS)

Download the syllabus “India” (PDF).

Business Muslim ASEAN

Central Asia Module

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)


Module - African Muslim Markets.

  1. Islam in Africa
  2. African Muslim historians

Key African Economic Institutions:

African Economic Transformation

  1. African Union
  2. AUDA-NEPAD
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank

Download the syllabus “African institutions” (PDF).

Other African Organizations:

  1. Africa-Arab Countries Cooperation
  2. BADEA
  3. Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  6. CEN-SAD

Foreign Trade and Business in the Maghreb

Business in the Maghreb (9 ECTS).

  1. Arab Maghreb Union
  2. Algeria
  3. Morocco
  4. Tunisia
  5. Mauritania
  6. Libya
  7. Maghrebian Ports
  8. Maghrebian Businesspeople: Ali Haddad, Othman Benjelloun, Anas Sefrioui, Aziz Akhannouch, Miloud Chaabi, and Mohamed Hassan Bensalah

Download the syllabus “Maghreb” (PDF).

Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa

Western African Muslim Countries.

In West Africa, 50% of the population is Muslim.

  1. Islam in West Africa
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  3. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  4. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  5. Niger Basin Authority
  6. Organization for the Development of the Senegal River
  7. Mano River Union
  8. Burkina Faso
  9. Gambia
  10. Guinea
  11. Guinea-Bissau
  12. Mali
  13. Nigeria: 50% of Muslim population, the first African Economy
  14. Niger
  15. Senegal
  16. Sierra Leone
  17. Nigerian Muslim Businessman: Alhaji Aliko Dangote (the richest African), PhD Amina Odidi, Tunde Folawiyo, Hajia Bola Shagaya, Adewale Tinubu, PhD Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, Olufemi Otedola, and Abdulsamad Rabiu
  18. West African Ports

Download the syllabus “West Africa” (PDF).

Regional Economic Integration in West Africa:
West African Economic Integration

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Central African Muslim Countries:

  1. Chad
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa

East African Muslim Countries.

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  3. Nile Basin Initiative
  4. Comoros
  5. Djibouti
  6. Egypt
  7. Eritrea
  8. Somalia
  9. Sudan
  10. Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique also have significant Muslim populations
  11. Businessperson in East Africa: Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Mansour, Hassan Abdalla, Said Bakhresa, Tarek Talaat Moustafa, Reginald Mengi, Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, Minoush Abdel-Meguid, Ahmed Mekky, Osama Abdul Latif, Iman, and Naushad Merali
  12. East African Ports

Download the syllabus “East Africa” (PDF).

Regional Economic Integration in East Africa:
East African Economic Integration

E-Learning Doctorate: Business in the Maghreb

Doing Business in West Africa

Course East Africa


Module - European Muslim Markets:

  1. Islam in Europe
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Albania
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Turkey (Turkey-EU Customs Union)
  6. Regional Organization for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  7. Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
  8. Black Sea Economic Cooperation
  9. Black Sea Synergy
  10. Economic Commission for Europe

The main objective of the module Doing Business in the European Muslim Countries is to provide an overview of the European Islamic markets and the business opportunities in these markets.

  1. To learn to do business in the European Islamic markets (Azerbaijan, Turkey)
  2. To analyze the foreign direct investment in the main investment sectors
  3. To know the Trade Agreements in the region
  4. To identify the regional Organizations related to the Islamic European Countries (Black Sea Synergy, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation...)

European Muslim Countries

Module - American Muslim Markets

The Case of Guyana and Suriname (members of the CARICOM).

No to Corruption in International Business (Course, Master, Doctorate)


Module - Fight against corruption in the Muslim Countries (4 ECTS).

  1. Download the syllabus “No to Corruption” (PDF)

No to Corruption in Business


To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate, the students must have earned a Master's Degree.

  1. If you do not have a Master's Degree you can enroll in the Master in International Business. You will be exempt from the final Master's Thesis and you will be able to access the doctorate by going directly to the doctoral thesis preparation (you should not take the complement teachings of the doctorate)

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

You must send by e-mail a certified photocopy of your diploma of master. This is necessary for the issuance of your diploma and not to enroll.

Pedro Nonell, African Students, Master Doctorate, International Business


Students who pass the assessments and thesis will receive the Diploma of Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization in Islamic Business issued by EENI Global Business School.

The Diploma of Professional Doctorate is awarded after assessing:

  1. Level of participation of the Doctoral Student in the Doctoral Subjects
  2. Research Work
  3. Thesis Defense

Oussama Bouaziz (Tunisia), Doctorate in International Business, receiving the diploma
Diploma of Master, Doctorate in International Business

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