Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Introduction

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.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science Engineering Management (Awarded by Northumbria University, UK)

Campus Part time 15 months August 2019 Singapore

The MSc Engineering Management programme as offered the same at the home campus of Northumbria University is specifically designed to allow students to update, extend and deepen their knowledge, to enhance their career opportunities in industry, or as a preparation for further academic research. The programme allows the students to optimise the learning experience and effort to suit their academic... [+]

The MSc Engineering Management programme as offered the same at the home campus of Northumbria University is specifically designed to allow students to update, extend and deepen their knowledge, to enhance their career opportunities in industry, or as a preparation for further academic research. The programme allows the students to optimise the learning experience and effort to suit their academic background and career aspiration.

The programme aims to:

Produce graduates who can apply fundamental principles and techniques to produce creative solutions Evaluate theoretical frameworks and models and select appropriate techniques and tools for analysis of complex systems Develop a critical awareness and evaluation of current issues in the selected subject discipline in order to foster the ability to produce new insights and propose new solutions Competently evaluate and apply a range of research techniques using both primary and secondary sources to successfully undertake a research or investigative project in an appropriate subject discipline Enhance the academic, personal and professional development of all students and foster their abilities to be self-evaluative, reflective practitioners and life-long learners Develop the application of professional and ethical principles, standards and practices in the selected subject discipline Methods of Assessment ... [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology (Awarded by Northumbria University, UK)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2019 Singapore

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda... [+]

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda.

The main focus of the course will be on Molecular Biotechnology. Molecular biology, (molecular) Genetics and Bioinformatics form the ‘backbone’ of biotechnology and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules. A thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal. You will study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, you will consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances.... [-]


Master of Science in Finance (Awarded by Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France)

Campus Full time 24 months August 2019 Singapore

The MSc Finance is a two-year program and requires full-time attendance during one academic year for the coursework. The second year is allotted solely to the final management project and can be done in parallel with an internship or full-time employment. [+]

The MSc Finance is a two-year program and requires full-time attendance during one academic year for the coursework. The second year is allotted solely to the final management project and can be done in parallel with an internship or full-time employment.

The program consists of four stages followed by a capstone and a final project. Approximately 75% of the modules will be taught by GGSB faculty and 25% will be taught by locally approved lecturers who have been selected through a stringent process. The research methodology and project workshop module will be taught by the GGSB faculty.

The schedule for each module is carefully structured to assist the students in covering each unit more efficiently and effectively.... [-]


Master of Science Project Management (Awarded by Northumbria University, UK)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 15 months August 2019 Singapore

This is an ideal postgraduate program for graduates who want to progress within generic project-based industries. It is ideally suited for relatively new graduates with restricted work experience and also highly experienced practitioners. [+]

Program Objectives

To provide students with a systematic understanding of project management knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of current research, advanced scholarship and professional practice. To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the techniques applicable to apply research to project management situations, both practical and theoretical. To enable students to evaluate project management methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses.

Career Opportunities

This is an ideal postgraduate program for graduates who want to progress within generic project-based industries. It is ideally suited for relatively new graduates with restricted work experience and also highly experienced practitioners.... [-]


Master of Science Tourism and Hospitality (Awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months August 2019 Singapore

The MSc Tourism and Hospitality program has been designed to facilitate a combination of real-world experience and critical reflection through fieldwork and classroom-based activities. The program applies a social scientific approach to both tourism and hospitality studies through a focus on the contexts of globalization, commercialization, and consumption. [+]

The MSc Tourism and Hospitality program has been designed to facilitate a combination of real-world experience and critical reflection through fieldwork and classroom-based activities.

The program applies a social scientific approach to both tourism and hospitality studies through a focus on the contexts of globalization, commercialization, and consumption.

A particular strength of the program is the consideration of the linkages between the travel, tourism and hospitality industries in relation to organization and management, as well as in providing satisfactory experiences to consumers.

Career Opportunities

Past students from University of Sunderland tourism programs have gone on to a range of management careers including attractions, museums, and destination marketing.... [-]


Master

Master in International Business (Awarded by Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France)

Campus Full time 15 - 24 months August 2019 France Grenoble

The ultimate aim of the Masters in International Business program is to prepare students to work in a management position in an ever-changing international environment where advanced technology and multicultural situations occupy an increasingly important place in the daily lives of companies. [+]

The ultimate aim of the Masters in International Business program is to prepare students to work in a management position in an ever-changing international environment where advanced technology and multicultural situations occupy an increasingly important place in the daily lives of companies.

The MIB is a high-quality, comprehensive program of business administration subjects which are all studied from an international perspective. The program focuses on the knowledge required by managers in different sectors to work in international companies and environments. The MIB is a strong generalist program that integrates all the core courses and uses cross-functional approaches to apply these core areas while providing students with an international specialization.... [-]


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