Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

MDIS provides well-accredited courses, seminars and management services and opportunities for individuals to develop professionally through academic programmes in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion Design, Information Technology, Health and Life Sciences, Mass Communications, Psychology and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management. These programmes are offered in collaboration with highly acclaimed universities in Australia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

In September 2008, MDIS set up its first overseas campus in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan in Central Asia, to offer world-class tertiary education to students from the Central Asia region. A landmark deal was also achieved with EduCity@Iskandar in Johor, marking the first time a private Singaporean tertiary institution has made a foray into Malaysia. This will be the second of MDIS’ overseas campuses and will open its doors to 2,000 students around 2015. Upon completion of third phase construction in 2023, the campus looks set to cater to more than 10,000 students. MDIS has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as agents throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

MDIS Facilities

MDIS has a history of providing training and educational services to the community and nation. The S$35 million MDIS Campus in Stirling Road occupies a three-hectare land area and boasts of state-of-the-art classrooms, life sciences and computer laboratories, a hospitality training centre, a mass communications studio, engineering laboratory and workshop, as well as a fashion studio. The campus also has an amphitheatre to house art performances and other events, as well as fully-equipped sports facilities such as a gymnasium and badminton courts.

The campus is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing students access to the World Wide Web anywhere on campus. In addition, MDIS enhances students’ learning experience with the Blackboard Learning System and video streaming technology that allows online access to lecture notes, learning resources and recorded lessons anytime, anywhere.

MDIS has another learning centre, MDIS Dhoby Ghaut, at Orchard Road.

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Achievement of EduTrust Certification

The success of MDIS’ graduates is due to the institute’s strong commitment to high-quality standards of education. The achievement of the EduTrust Certification (4 years) awarded by the Council for Private Education in 2010 is a milestone for MDIS as it attests to the institute’s exemplary education and business excellence standards. MDIS is also amongst the first batch of Private Education Institutions (PEIs) to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.

MDIS Integrated Campus of the Future

The MDIS Residences@Stirling is the very first hostel in Singapore to be awarded the Green Mark Gold Plus Award. Costing S$80 million, the new 15-storey hostel consists of 782 air-conditioned rooms, 14 suites, a lecture theatre and cafeteria. The eco-friendly hostel can accommodate some 1,700 students and is fully-integrated so that students can live, learn and play in an interactive and conducive environment.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology course aims to equip students in all aspects of IT, but particularly focuses on computing and network systems, database sys ... [+]

The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology course aims to equip students in all aspects of IT, but particularly focuses on computing and network systems, database systems, web technologies and project management. Students can choose prescribed elective modules that will provide them with specialized skills to implement IT services and solutions for the business, digital media and computer technology industries. In addition, the course aims to develop students’ analytical and personal skills necessary to work in a specialized computing and management environment.

Methods of Assessment

Each module will be assessed through a combination of class presentations, discussions, assignments, project work and/or written examinations.... [-]

Singapore
August 2020
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Part-time
8 - 12 months
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Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS and validated by Oklahoma City Universit ... [+]

Objectives To equip participants with the necessary knowledge and pre-requisites needed to pursue an undergraduate programme in Mass Communications To develop the analytical, planning, and communicative abilities of participants To enhance the effectiveness of participants' practical skills and techniques through action-based training Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives. The proportion of marks attributed to coursework and final examinations is subject to the discretion of individual lecturers and varies according to different modules.

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS and validated by Oklahoma City University, USA.... [-]

Singapore
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 9 months
Campus

Diploma

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Diploma in Business Management is designed to impart comprehensive managerial skills and knowledge to participants and equip them with an understanding of business op ... [+]

The Diploma in Business Management is designed to impart comprehensive managerial skills and knowledge to participants and equip them with an understanding of business operations in a changing business environment.

The programme is designed for individuals who have assumed or will assume middle management status, and wish to obtain formal training in Business Management for further advancement in their career and academic pursuits.

Assessment Methods

Each course is assessed by written assignments and examination. Modules are taught in a face-to-face manner.

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Diploma in Business Management awarded by MDIS.... [-]

Singapore
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
7 - 9 months
Campus
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

This programme provides an avenue for participants who want to formalise their experiences and understanding in the field of Engineering. It also reinforces participants' ... [+]

This programme provides an avenue for participants who want to formalise their experiences and understanding in the field of Engineering.

It also reinforces participants' foundation in mathematics and physics and enhance their problem solving skills and techniques through lectures and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group and individual project work, lab-work, tutorials, computing skills and assignments that are integrated throughout the diploma programme. Students are assessed based on assignments, lab works, examinations and projects.

Graduation

Students who have successfully completed all coursework and examinations will be awarded with the Diploma in Engineering from MDIS.... [-]

Singapore
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 11 find your juris doctor
Campus
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication is a diagnostic foundation programme to gain the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply to a suitable u ... [+]

The Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication is a diagnostic foundation programme to gain the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply to a suitable undergraduate course in the discipline of Fashion.

The objectives of the programmes are:

To offer a holistic introduction to Fashion Marketing and Communication, combining industry awareness, technical expertise, and verbal, written and visual communication skills. To provide a sound knowledge base of concepts in Fashion Marketing, Communication and Retailing, while exploring branding and design influences. To provide an essential awareness of the global fashion system to understand how fashion and lifestyle brands interact with their consumers through a variety of media and channels. To provide the guidance to create a portfolio - suitable to apply for Bachelor of Arts programmes in Fashion-related disciplines - that shows creative research, wide cultural references, concept development through mixed media work including digital work. To provide the first-hand experience of the Fashion Industry, through live projects with industry partners, participation in local and international competitions, industry visits and events. Methods of assessment ... [-]
Singapore
August 2020
9 find your juris doctor
Campus
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

This programme will equip students with fundamental knowledge and professional skills in information technology to prepare them for work and further studies in several ar ... [+]

This programme will equip students with fundamental knowledge and professional skills in information technology to prepare them for work and further studies in several areas of interest related to IT.

Students will learn about software programming, computing and information systems, database structures and technologies for web and computer networks.

Methods of Assessment

Each module will be assessed through a combination of class presentations, discussions, assignments, project work and/or written examinations.

Award

Candidates who successfully complete all course work and pass the examinations will be awarded with the Diploma in Information Technology from MDIS.

Modules VMware vSphere:Install, Configure, Manage Human Computer Interaction Computing Systems Maths for Computing Ethical Studies in ICT Web Development Technology Data Communications and Networks Database and Information Management Programming Principles and Development Admission Requirements ... [-]
Singapore
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 12 months
Campus
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS and validated by Oklahoma City University, USA... ... [+]

Objectives To equip participants with more in-depth understanding of specialised Mass Communications subjects To enhance the effectiveness of participants’ practical skills and techniques through action-based training To enable participants to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of Mass Communications Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives. The proportion of marks attributed to coursework and final examinations is subject to the discretion of individual lecturers and varies according to different modules.

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS and validated by Oklahoma City University, USA.... [-]

Singapore
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
8 - 12 months
Campus
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Diploma in Psychology awarded by MDIS... ... [+]

Objectives To equip participants with more in-depth understanding of psychology and the principles involved To enhance the effectiveness of participants' practical skills and techniques through action-based training Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives.

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Diploma in Psychology awarded by MDIS.

Modules Applied Business Psychology Applied Marketing Psychology Psychology and Social Science Research Psychology of the Individual Psychology of Group Dynamics Employee Assessment and Leadership Development Clinical and Health Psychology Case Studies of Clinical Health and Organisational Psychology and Conflict Resolution Graduation Project Entry Requirements ... [-]
Singapore
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
10 - 14 months
Campus
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

This programme is designed for individuals who aspire to begin a career in the field of travel, tourism and hospitality management or would like to assume greater respons ... [+]

This programme is designed for individuals who aspire to begin a career in the field of travel, tourism and hospitality management or would like to assume greater responsibilities in one of the many ancillary service industries but lack the professional training and wish to have their skills formally recognised. Participants will acquire an integrated knowledge of the best industry practices and the operations of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries.

This programme includes field trips and hands-on practicum. The campus has a Hospitality Training Centre (Tropical Breeze) in a hotel setting which makes learning more realistic for the participants.

Methods of Assessment ... [-]
Singapore
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
7 - 12 months
Campus

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