Al Akhawayn University Launches New Graduate Program in International Trade
Ifrane, October 11, 2011 – In the wake of the September 30, 2011 signature of a comprehensive partnership agreement, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane has announced that it is launching a new master’s program in International Trade, to begin in the Spring 2012 semester. The new degree program will appeal to and produce professionals with educational and real-world experience in global trade, so as to help Morocco’s labor force respond to high demand for world-class human resources by export- and trade-related organizations in the private business community as well as in the public-sector.
To create and implement the new program, Al Akhawayn University is collaborating with the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Trade, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Department of Higher Education, Training, and Scientific Research, the General Confederation of Moroccan Businesses (CGEM), and the International University of Rabat. As many as half a dozen other state-funded public Moroccan universities may be added to this initial consortium in 2012-2013.
The agreement is part of the Ministry of Foreign Trade’s “Maroc Export Plus” initiative, which aims to develop, promote, and reinforce Moroccan exports significantly over the next decade. Over 2,000 students between 2011-2016, all of whom will be ideally positioned for careers as managers and executives in private companies and public institutions during a period of stable growth, increasingly widespread prosperity, and widening global opportunities for Morocco and Moroccan businesspeople.