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Management Development Institute of Singapore


Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest institute for lifelong learning. 

MDIS is one of the leading PEIs to be ranked Top 2 among PEIs in Singapore, according to the Webometrics ranking of World Universities by Cybermetrics Lab in January 2017. In 2017, MDIS was ranked 4th Place in the Enterprise 50 Award for its contributions and resilience in spurring Singapore’s economy. 

MDIS is EduTrust certified, attesting to the institute’s exemplary education and business excellence standards. MDIS is also one of the first Private Education Institutions (PEIs) to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework. 

Why Study in Singapore?

  • Singapore is well-known for its educational excellence
  • A metropolitan city with rich multicultural heritage, and ranked 2nd in The Economist’s Safe Cities Index
  • A great place for food lovers to enjoy a wide range of cuisines from different ethnic groups
  • Explore the thriving arts and culture scene, plus the cosmopolitan retail experience
  • With an integrated transport system and a world-class airport, students can look forward to enhanced access to countries within Asia Pacific
  • Year established
  • Registered students

Academic specialism

MDIS is in partnership with globally-recognised universities from:

  • France -  Grenoble Graduate School of Business
  • United Kingdom - Northumbria University Newcastle, University of Sunderland, Bangor University, Nottingham Trent University, Leeds Beckett University, Teesside University, Edinburgh Napier University
  • United States of America - Oklahoma City University

MDIS has programmes in the fields of:

  • Business and Management;
  • Engineering;
  • Fashion Design;
  • Information Technology;
  • Health and Life Sciences;
  • Mass Communciations;
  • Psychology; and
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Featured courses

  • BSc(Hons), Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology (Awarded by Northumbria University,UK)
  • BSc(Hons), Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Studies and Finance (Awarded by Bangor University, UK)
  • International Foundation Diploma, International Foundation Diploma in Biomedical Sciences
  • International Foundation Diploma, International Foundation Diploma in Engineering
  • International Foundation Diploma, International Foundation Diploma in Information Technology


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Management Development Institute of Singapore
501 Stirling Road
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(+65) 6796 7660


MDIS is based in Singapore, an independent city-state located on the island in Southeast Asia. Singapore is located approximately 137 kilometres north of the equator. It comprises the main island of Singapore and some 63 offshore islands. Singapore is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.