Doing Business in the Middle East


Doing Business in the Middle East (DBiME) is a comprehensive weeklong program that exposes participants to both corporate and academic perspectives of current issues in the region. This program is offered to graduate students from business schools in different parts of the world who seek firsthand experience in this growing, diversified and promising region. DBiME is useful to students enrolled in the following programs: Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in finance and Master of Arts in economics. The program is offered in English and the average class size is between 20-30 participants.

Program Content

  • Economic Growth and Development in MENA
  • Financial Markets, Investment Banking, Islamic Finance
  • Business Strategies for the Region (including family business)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Middle East
  • Business Ethics and Responsible Business in the Middle East
  • Market Research and Branding in the Region
  • Labour Markets and Human Capital
  • Business Law
  • Supply Chain Management and Globalization


The School of Business provides a comfortable, positive and efficient environment, conducive to the interactive mode of learning. The program is offered at the AUC New Cairo campus and AUC Tahrir Square Campus. Visits to different institutions will be conducted in accordance with topics discussed during the program.

Key Benefits for Participants

Through this program, participants will be exposed to academic and corporate perspectives of current issues in the region. The program is a mix of academic lectures, company visits, meetings with business executives, entrepreneurs, alumni and government officials as well as cultural visits to explore Cairo.

Program Dates

The one-week program is offered in the winter and summer semesters. Expected arrival is one day before the start of the program and expected departure is one day after the completion of the program. The School of Business may combine groups of participants from different schools for scheduling purposes.

Contact Information

Office of Internationalization and Partnerships
School of Business
The American University in Cairo
t:  +20.2.2615.3320

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