Doing Business in the Middle East & Africa

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Doing Business in the Middle East & Africa

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MGMT 230

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Middle East (including Turkey), North Africa & Sub Saharan Africa (MENASSA) is a world ?in transition?, living a pivotal and challenging time. Despite the current turmoil in several parts of the Middle East region and in Africa, MENASSA is one of the most promising Emerging Markets, with sustained growth, significant resources and huge multi-sector investment opportunities. Although current political situation in this strategic part of the world is still confusing, it will end up with structural liberalization reforms and hopefully the integration and consolidation of democracy standards & parameters.
    Knowing more about DOING BUSINESS in this region is essential for investment bridging and business development from and towards MENASSA. Therefore, this course intends to provide students with insight overview & knowledge about the region, structured in a business intelligence approach applying as much as possible a SWOT analysis, whether in a vertical perspective (country per country) or in transversal manner, (comparing issues cross-countries or cross-sub-regions in MENASSA or versus the other parts of the world).
    The course intends to cover: (A) geopolitics of MENASSA, (B) the geostrategic aspects prevailing in it, (C) Sociology, Language and Cultural Aspects specific to MENASSA and impacting doing business, (D) Politics & Institutions, (E) Businesses & Markets, (F) Laws & Regulations, (G) Business Development, (H) Market trends, (I) Industry Focus (Energy, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism, Sports & leisure, Infrastructure etc.).
    Course package contains case studies, articles and current events in MENASSA
    Midterm exam- 35%, Final exam ? 30%, Cases/assignments/group projects (written and oral)/
    participation ? 35%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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