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International Foundation Diploma in Management Studies (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Programme Objectives

The International Foundation Diploma in Management Studies has been specially designed to:

  • Give students the necessary basic knowledge of business related topics to pursue a higher education qualification in this field.
  • Introduce a diverse range of topics to expose the students to the possible specialisms within the Business field.

 

Assessment Methods

Combination of class participations, assignments, presentations and written examinations.

 

Career Opportunities

The International Foundation Diploma in Management Studies is designed to provide students with a good foundation in a broad range of business knowledge.

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Business English and Communication Skills

This module will give students basic business English skills which will be useful to their course of study and the industry they will join soon. The course will teach basic language (including key vocabulary and social language) and grammar needed to communicate in the world of business. It will also introduce students to the foundations of good communication in various business organization and settings. They will also gain essential knowledge and skills on transmitting one’s message in an effective and clear way.

 

Introduction to Business and Business Ethics

The module provides a fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects of business and prepares students for future studies in more specialised topics within the subject area. It will increase students’ awareness of the overall environment and function of business as well as observe its contributions to society. It also introduces students to business ethics which prescribes standards of how a business is to be carried out and the application of ethical judgements to business activities.

 

Business Mathematics

This module is designed to equip students with the skills required to handle personal and business finances. It encourages students to reason mathematically and covers a range of topics pertaining to Mathematics in operation of businesses.

 

Principles of Business Management (I)

This module is designed to provide a concise coverage of current management concepts and processes, so as to enable students to apply their knowledge to specific organisational situations more effectively.

 

Fundamentals of Marketing

This module will enable students to acquire sufficient knowledge of marketing principles, blending theories learnt into a practical framework of ‘how marketing actually works’ especially in the rapidly evolving world of marketing.

 

Principles of Accounting and Finance

This module will equip students with the fundamental concepts in accounting process and basic understanding of the sources of business finance and capital structure.

Structure and Duration

 

Full-Time Programme

  • 6 modules
  • 7 months
 

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date  
: : Full-Time May 2017 Nov 2017  
  Jun 2017 Dec 2017  
  Sep 2017 Mar 2018  


Fees:

: : Application Fees               S$321

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees                     S$7,490
  • Total                                  S$7,811

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

 

Entry Requirements

Interested applicants must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'O' Levels (excluding English)
  • Relevant Higher Nitec / Nitec Qualifications
  • 10 years of foreign formal education
  • Applicants must be of age 16 and above

 

 

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent
  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English

 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

Structure and Duration


Part-Time Programme 

  • 6 modules
  • 12 months

Full-Time Programme

  • 6 modules
  • 7 months
 

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date  
: : Full-Time May 2017 Nov 2017  
  Jun 2017 Dec 2017  
  Sep 2017 Mar 2018  
       
       
: : Part-Time Jun 2017 May 2018  
  Oct 2017 Sep 2018  
       

 

Fees:

: : Application Fees                  S$21.40

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees                       S$6,634
  • Non-Tuition Fees              S$456.62
  • Total                                    S$7,090.62

 

Part-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees                       S$6,420
  • Non-Tuition Fees              S$195.49
  • Total                                    S$6,615.49

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

 

Entry Requirements

Interested applicants must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

  • 2 GCE 'O' Levels (excluding English)
  • Relevant Higher Nitec / Nitec Qualifications
  • 10 years of foreign formal education
  • Applicants must be of age 16 and above
 

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent 
  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English 

 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | Full-time: 7 months Part-time: 12 months
Award | DIPLOMA
  PROGRESS TO NEXT LEVEL  
COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For Full-Time Programme
May, Jun, Sep

For Part-Time Programme
Jun, Oct

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6278 8000

 

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries