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MDIS: A Thorough Review


Not sure if you want to pursue a private degree in Management Development Institute of Singapore? No worries, we’re here to help you. Read on to find out all the must-knows about MDIS!


The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is a non-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. It operates two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd), which is in charge of its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd, which manages the school’s globalisation strategy.

What is MDIS known for?

Established in 1956, MDIS is the oldest among the non-profit Private Education Institutions (PEIs) in Singapore and is one of the first PEIs to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.

Is MDIS Singapore a good university?

The Management Development Institute of Singapore prides itself on providing high-quality secondary education, training, and management services. This is evident in the awards and achievements it garnered over the years. In 2010, the Council for Private Education awarded MDIS the EduTrust Certification for the institute’s exemplary education and business excellence standards. In 2017, MDIS won the Enterprise 50 Award (4th place) and is the only PEI to ever do so. The professional institute won twice in the Singapore Prestige Brand Award, one of which is the overall winner of the SPBA-Heritage Brands 2018.

Additionally, the Management and Development Consultancy, MDIS’ corporate training arm, was created in 1995 to ensure that corporate-level training is provided.

Also take into account that MDIS was ranked 3rd on our list of the top 9 private universities in Singapore!

Location, Campus, and Facilities

Where is the MDIS campus located?

Map of MDIS Campus' Location

The Management Development Institute of Singapore is located at Stirling Road in the Queenstown District.

Facilities and Amenities

Inside the WiFi-enabled campus, you can find modern classrooms, lecture theatres, student communal spaces, and different laboratories and studios corresponding to the offered courses.

MDIS uses the Blackboard Learning System and video streaming technologies for students to have readily accessible learning resources and be able to study anywhere and at any time.

More facilities include a café, a hospitality training centre, an auditorium, a library, a food court, a 24-hour convenience store, an amphitheater, sports facilities, and even an on-campus hostel.


The MDIS Residences @Stirling is Singapore’s first hostel that won the Green Mark Gold Plus Award. The 15-storey hostel can take in 1,700 local and international students who would like to experience holistic learning and reside in a conducive environment.

Overseas Campus

Students from around the globe can also experience the campus by studying at their overseas campuses. Aside from the main Singapore campus, the school has international campuses located in Uzbekistan and Malaysia.

MDIS Programmes

MDIS Course List 2022

The Management Development Institute of Singapore offers various private diploma courses and masters programmes. These help students to develop professionally in their chosen fields. You select either full-time or part-time degrees, whichever suits you better.

Speaking of part-time degrees, did you know that the school ranked 1st in our top-10 list of the cheapest part-time degrees in Singapore? Visit our blog and see for yourself!

For more information about their academic programmes, enquire here.

Are MDIS certificates, diplomas, and private degrees recognised in Singapore?

In partnership with renowned universities in the United Kingdom, MDIS offers internationally-accredited courses in the following areas:

  • Business and Management
  • Engineering
  • Fashion and Jewelry Design
  • Health and Nursing
  • Information Technology
  • Languages and Education
  • Life Sciences
  • Media and Communications
  • Psychology
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Safety and Environmental Management

Requirements, Fees, and Duration

MDIS Students

The entry requirements, fees, and time required to complete an MDIS programme vary by programme. Generally, the well-accredited courses that they offer require a certain age, educational attainment, and English language proficiency. To find out more details about their programmes, visit their website for more information!

Financial and Community Assistance

It has been a long-standing tradition for MDIS to support deserving students who encounter financial difficulties. This is usually done through the MDIS Education Trust Fund. The school also offers monetary scholarships to those who display exceptional academic performance. Additionally, the school actively supports various charities and provides community assistance for the disabled and the elderly.


Employment Rate

A survey conducted by SkillsFuture Singapore showed that the school’s graduates had a 60.4% overall employment rate with a median gross monthly salary of $2,700 in 2019/20 for fresh graduates of full-time external degree programmes.

Career Assistance

MDIS’ Career Assistance Unit (CAU) reaches out to companies from different sectors for job opportunities for its students and alumni. There is also an exclusive career portal called “Career Hub” that provides career services to its students. Through this portal, over 1,000 registered companies were able to offer employment and internship opportunities to students.

There you have it! We hope you learned a lot about MDIS with this thorough review. Leave us a comment and share this with your friends!

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