Chennai, October 2017 – The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), the oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning in Singapore, has introduced a range of new industry-relevant business and management courses with applied learning opportunities, to help graduates tackle the challenges of a fast evolving world economy, confluence of social media, technological disruptions and more.
The new programmes plug the academic progression pathway offered at MDIS and include:
- BA (Hons) in Business and Management (Top-Up), awarded by University of Sunderland, UK
- BA (Hons) in Business Management (Top-Up), awarded by University of Sunderland, UK
- BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, awarded by Bangor University, UK
- Advanced Diploma in Business Studies (Business Administration), awarded by MDIS
- Advanced Diploma in Management Studies (Accounting and Finance), awarded by MDIS
- International Foundation Diploma in Management Studies, awarded by MDIS
- Diploma in Management Studies, awarded by MDIS
A thoughtfully chosen MBA can benefit your career
MDIS also offers a range of MBAs in Banking and Finance, International Marketing and International Business from top ranking universities in the UK and France. An MBA signals potential employers that you are a capable asset and determined to succeed with your leadership, decision making and strategic skills that an MBA provides.
Mr Eric Lim, Head of MDIS Business School (MBS) shared, “With an MBA, you will have more opportunities for career progression. It is a preference and in some cases, even a pre-requisite for an employee to possess an MBA to take on a senior role in an organisation.”
“Tackling complex problems in an increasingly competitive global workplace requires an understanding of various business functions. An MBA equips one with such knowledge as most MBA programmes encompass multiple disciplines for a comprehensive understanding of various business operations,” he added.
Other ways an MBA can benefit one’s career include increased/enhanced networking opportunities, valuable connections you can tap into for opportunities; amplified credentials to show you have the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in numerous fields; and increased earning potential as an MBA opens up career advancement opportunities that can push your salary upwards.
Pursuing Transnational Education for International Exposure
The MDIS Business School (MBS) is the largest and most established school within MDIS. The School offers multi-disciplinary and industry-relevant education, preparing students for career commencement and advancement for today’s complex business environment. To provide students that extra edge in an increasingly competitive economy, MBS organises seminars, industry talks, company visits, and networking opportunities, available even to alumni.
MDIS’ campus in Singapore offers a 15-storey, 782 air-conditioned room hostel fully equipped with Wi-Fi; 24-hour security service; a canteen which offers a wide variety of cuisine; a gym; dance studio; badminton courts, a 24-hour convenience store; a library with over 28,000 books and more. All these add up to an excellent learning experience in a lively campus environment, which has created networking opportunities for students from across 82 countries.
Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries – Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.
MDIS offers internationally accredited courses from globally recognised universities in France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The institute has been EduTrust certified since 2010 and is one of the first Private Education Institutions to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.
MDIS is one of the leading private education institutes (PEIs) to be ranked Top 2 among PEIs in Singapore, according to the Webometrics ranking of World Universities by Cybermetrics Lab in January 2017 (https://www.webometrics.info/en/Asia/Singapore%20). In 2015, MDIS received the Enterprise 50 Award for its contributions and resilience in spurring Singapore’s economy.
MDIS set up the Management Development and Consultancy in 1995 to address the training needs of the workforce. The Service Quality Centre was acquired in 2014 to diversify the institute’s offerings in training solutions and secure its position as a premium regional provider of training solutions.
MDIS has three international campuses – Tashkent in Uzbekistan (2008), Johor in Malaysia (2013) and Chennai in India (2015). MDIS also has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as agents throughout Southeast Asia.