The choice for lifelong learning with global recognition.


A caring and socially responsible institution that maximises the potential of individuals and organisations through globally accredited programmes.

Core Values

The acronym for MDIS' Core Values is LEARN.
  • L: Lifelong Learning - We embrace lifelong learning.
  • E: Excellence - We strive for excellence in customer care.
  • A: Ability-driven - We offer ability-driven education and training.
  • R: Responsibility - We take utmost responsibility in ensuring high quality programmes.
  • N: Nurture - We nurture talents for the new economy.


MDIS embraces a culture of lifelong learning to nurture and maximise the potential of our stakeholders.

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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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 well-accredited courses 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.

The EduTrust Certification, first awarded in 2010 and subsequently renewed for another four years in 2014, attests to the Institute’s exemplary education and business excellence standards. MDIS is also amongst the first batch of Private Education Institutions to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.

Apart from the main Singapore campus, MDIS has three overseas campuses: Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Johor (Malaysia) and Chennai (India), set up in 2008, 2013 and 2015 respectively.

The Management Development Consultancy, the corporate training arm of MDIS was set up in 1995 to cater to the training needs of the workforce. In 2014, MDIS acquired the Service Quality Centre to diversify its offerings in training solutions, and to secure the Institute’s positioning as a premium provider of training solutions in the region.

MDIS also has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as agents throughout Southeast Asia.

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.

MDIS Integrated Campus

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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.