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.