Study in Singapore – MDIS Business School (MBS)

The MDIS Business School (MBS) in Singapore is the largest and most established business school within the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). Our business school in Singapore offers an industry-relevant and a multi-disciplinary approach to education, preparing students for career commencement and advancement in today’s complex business environment.

  • Bangor University is listed in the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) List of Acceptable Institutions for Training Employment Pass (www.mom.gov.sg).
  • Edinburgh Napier University is ranked 86th in the Complete University Guide 2020.
  • Teesside University is awarded Silver rating for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017 in UK.
  • University of Plymouth is ranked top UK University for Marine and Ocean Engineering (ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019).
  • University of Portsmouth is in the top 25 of The Guardian’s University Guide 2019.
  • University of Sunderland is ranked 89th in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Why Choose A Business School like MBS in Singapore?

To meet global challenges, MBS offers a plethora of business programmes ranging from International Foundation Diploma to a Doctorate Degree, from its six renowned university partners in the United Kingdom: namely Bangor University (UK), Edinburgh Napier University (UK), the University of Plymouth (UK), the University of Portsmouth (UK), the University of Sunderland (UK) and Teesside University (UK). The university partners – with reputable rankings – are carefully chosen to provide students a rigorous and thorough knowledge of the field of discipline.

The key academic programmes offered by our business school in Singapore include business, accounting, banking and finance, marketing, and international business. With a high employment rate upon graduation, many MDIS Business School students secure jobs in reputable companies like DBS Bank and Accenture Digital. Take a look at the various business programmes offered by MDIS Business School (MBS) in Singapore here.

MBS is staffed with a pool of highly-qualified lecturers and experienced professionals. To provide students that extra edge in an increasingly competitive economy, MBS organises seminars, industry talks, company visits, and networking opportunities, available even to alumni.

Programme Pathway

Programme Pathway

List of Programmes

At the MDIS Business School, we have a diverse range of courses to suit your needs, from International Foundation Diploma to a Doctorate.

Doctorate

Teesside University, UK
Doctorate in Business Administration NewAwarded By: Teesside University, UKPart Time

Masters

University of Sunderland, UK
Master of Business AdministrationAwarded By: University of Sunderland, UKFull TimePart Time
University of Sunderland, UK
Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)Awarded By: University of Sunderland, UKFull Time
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Master of Business Administration (Leadership and Innovation) (E-Learning) NewAwarded By: Edinburgh Napier University, UKE-Learning
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Master of Business Administration (Marketing) (E-Learning) NewAwarded By: Edinburgh Napier University, UKE-Learning
University of Sunderland, UK
Master of Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)Awarded By: University of Sunderland, UKFull TimePart Time
Bangor University, UK
Master of Business Administration in Banking and FinanceAwarded By: Bangor University, UKFull Time
Bangor University, UK
Master of Business Administration in International MarketingAwarded By: Bangor University, UKFull Time
University of Plymouth, UK
Master of Science Digital and Social Media Marketing NewAwarded By: University of Plymouth, UKFull TimePart Time

Degree

University of Plymouth, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Trade and Operations Management (Top-up) NewAwarded By: University of Plymouth, UKFull TimePart Time
University of Sunderland, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up)Awarded By: University of Sunderland, UKFull TimePart Time
Teesside University, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Airline and Airport Management (Top-up) NewAwarded By: Teesside University, UKFull TimePart Time
University of Portsmouth, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management (Top-Up)Awarded By: University of Portsmouth, UKFull TimePart Time
University of Sunderland, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Management (Top-Up)Awarded By: University of Sunderland, UKFull TimePart Time
University of Sunderland, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top-up)Awarded By: University of Sunderland, UKFull TimePart Time
Bangor University, UK
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting and FinanceAwarded By: Bangor University, UKFull Time
Bangor University, UK
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Banking and FinanceAwarded By: Bangor University, UKFull Time
Bangor University, UK
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Studies and FinanceAwarded By: Bangor University, UKFull Time

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Certificate

Advanced Diploma

MDIS
Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management NewAwarded By: MDISFull TimePart Time

Diploma

MDIS
Diploma in Management StudiesAwarded By: MDISFull TimePart Time

International Foundation Diploma

The following programmes are currently on teach out mode. We are no longer accepting students for these programmes.

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Teach-out by Dec 2019)
Advanced Diploma in International Trade and Commerce (Teach-out by Dec 2022)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Teach-out by Sep 2018)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management Studies (Teach-out by Sep 2018)
Diploma In Business Administration (International Business) (Teach-Out By December 2020)
Diploma In Business Management (Teach-Out By December 2020)
Diploma In Marketing (Teach-Out By December 2020)
Doctor Of Business Administration (Teach-Out By Dec 2018)
Master Of Business Administration - University Of Bradford (Teach-Out By Nov 2018)

Faculty and Staff

The School of Business faculty is made up of experienced and well qualified industry professionals.

Mr Ignatius Teo

Head of School
MDIS Business School

Mr Ignatius Teo has an MBA from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. An NUS alumnus, he also graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from NUS. Mr Ignatius's career in education has taken him through public schools like Temasek Polytechnic where he spent 10 years as Course Manager. He is now at MDIS as Head of the Business School and concurrently, Head of the School of Media and Communications. Mr Ignatius continues to bring quality education to students in his work.  

Prior to joining the education industry, Mr Ignatius was Executive Producer at MediaCorp Pte Ltd, Singapore's Broadcast Station, supervising the production of some of the largest local TV productions. He also honed his marketing skills whilst working at the Singapore Tourism Board for three years. 

 

 

Dr Alby Kurian Anand

Senior Lecturer
MDIS Business Lecturer

Dr Alby Anand Kurian has a PhD in Management and has been teaching Marketing, International Business and Strategy at MDIS since 2012.

Dr Alby is a marketing practitioner and theorist. As Founder-Director of Emphasis, a marketing and strategy consultancy, Kurian has worked with multinationals such as Procter & Gamble, Nestle and Unilever, on products like Lays, Ariel and Coca Cola.

Dr Alby has been featured among thirty ‘Marketing People’ from around the world. His recent concept ‘Conflict as a Marketing Tool’ has been published and re-published by the Wharton Business School and now forms part of the knowledge base there.

Mr Lawrence Lai

Senior Lecturer
MDIS Business Lecturer

Mr Lawrence has been a lecturer at MDIS Business School since 2012 and he teaches finance and banking modules. With fifteen years of teaching experience at the tertiary level, he has a passion for sharing knowledge on finance and investments as well as applying finance theories to the financial markets.

Mr Lawrence has an MBA and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from Pittsburg State University, Kansas, USA. Prior to teaching, he gained valuable industry work experience in the financial services industry from 1993 until 2003.

Mr Tan Kien Chiang

Senior Lecturer
MDIS Business Lecturer

Mr Tan is an active educator and researcher in behavioural study and consumer insight. He was the qualitative marketing research manager for Asia-Pacific countries and involved in supervising focus group discussions and ethnography studies.

With the aspiration of bridging the gap between research and practice, Mr Tan pursued his Master's Degree in the UK. He returned to Singapore, joined a marketing research company and worked on various research projects under the Unilever brand and a government project, the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN) Singapore.

Mr Tan joined MDIS as a faculty member in 2010. He teaches marketing and management modules and is also a visiting lecturer in China, India and Uzbekistan. He has a passion for engaging and inspiring younger generations and working professionals at all levels by applying theory to real world business applications.

Mr Tan holds a Master's Degree in International Business and a Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Business Administration from University of Hertfordshire, UK. He completed his Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching (SDALT) from the Republic Polytechnic, Singapore.

Studying in Singapore – Life as a Business School Student

To learn more about the academic programmes, events, and how life as a business school student in Singapore is like, visit our Facebook page!

Have questions on our business degree and diploma programmes? Prospective students can refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for commonly asked queries.

Read about the experiences of both local and international students at MDIS.

 

 

"My motivation for taking up this DBA programme with MDIS, partnering with Teesside University, is because it allows me to be more knowledgeable in the industry that I am working in. I understand more about the latest researches conducted, the type of theories implemented and the current trends practised.”

Muhammad Abdillah Shah Bin Hussain
Doctorate of Business Administration
Teesside University, UK (2020)

"The programme has allowed me to develop a greater appreciation for management and leadership principles. It has also been fine-tuned and aligned to recognise the trends and issues faced by organisations and respective industries. The programme helped me to value add my partners and audiences when I bring the lessons at MDIS into the classroom or boardroom."

Vikramaraj S/O Rajoo Devaraj
Doctorate of Business Administration
Teesside University, UK (2020)

"The Sunderland MBA has been a journey of discovery, learning about global business, and how they operate. The programme also helped me develop skills and critical thinking with which to succeed in my workplace."

Khairina. K
Master of Business Administration
University of Sunderland, UK (2019)

Studying in MDIS has been a great experience for me. As English is not my first language, I’ve always felt challenged communicating in English. However, all the lecturers are very helpful and have been patient with me throughout my time here. They are always ready and willing to guide their students. They encourage us to do more and that is what keeps me going till now.

Aside from the formal curriculum, I am glad that I joined the MDIS Business Club. It was there that I got the opportunity to better interact and get to know people from diverse backgrounds – some of whom, I call my best friends now."

Evelyn Frances
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Studies & Finance
Bangor University, UK (2019)

“Bangor University’s Business Studies & Finance program has armed me with the skills and knowledge that I require to succeed in my professional life. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students to take on a career in the field of finance. The lecturers are all industry experts who have valuable industry insights and experience to share with the students.
 
MDIS provides a great opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge beyond their field of study within an international and multicultural environment. I was exposed to people from a wide spectrum of educational and cultural backgrounds, which will stand me in good stead for my career.”

Kennard Soh Yu Hui
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Studies & Finance – First Class Honours
Bangor University, UK (2018)

"The MBA has given me a broader perspective and equipped me with sophisticated tools that I can apply at the workplace every day. My experience at MDIS has now encouraged me to consider studying even further!"

Vishal Srivastava
Master of Business Administration
University of Sunderland, UK (2018)

“Studying at MDIS has been a truly unforgettable experience. MDIS made it possible for learning to be enjoyable. I enjoyed every step of my course, just as much as it had challenged me, and, pushed me to think outside the box.

My teachers provided constant support and encouragement, and motivated me to hit my full potential. The theoretical knowledge that I gained during my time with MDIS has helped me in the working world. 

In my line of work, I recruit finance executives for major firms, and I am sure with the knowledge gained, it will help me to garner even more executives for major firms.”

Amala Ramalingam
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Accounting and Financial Management (Silver Award)
University of Sunderland, UK (2018)

“The main reason I chose a Business course was to gain a more in-depth understanding of how the market works – from the inner workings of how a customer behaves, to how economies operate overall.

The taught programme was diverse and covered a multitude of areas in detail. The skills and knowledge taught were also applicable to the rigour and requirements of the current job market.

The core reason I chose MDIS in collaboration with Bangor University was because of the recognised accreditation of Bangor University not only locally, but also globally. The 2-year accelerated programme provided an added bonus of finishing a year before our peers in other universities, giving us ample time to find jobs and gain experience in this saturated market.

Other than the highly relevant course materials, the business school held numerous workshops and supplementary programmes to develop our competencies, providing us with an added edge in this competitive market. After I graduated, I have successfully secured a full-time role as a Marketing Executive with Spaceman Innovations in Singapore.”

Ashini Kumarihamy Ekanayake
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Studies and Finance
Bangor University, UK (2019)

"I chose to study BSc (Hons) in Business Studies and Finance as it had the perfect balance between practical and theoretical modules. Throughout my course of study, I was exposed to new skills and concepts and there were ample opportunities for me to sharpen said skills.

Most of our assignments and projects were based on up-to-date, real-life scenarios and we learnt more about global monetary authorities, successful global companies’ theories, models and practices. Through the MDIS Business Club as well, we had many opportunities to visit MNCs and government bodies such as Google, MAS, PUB and more.

Having graduated, I fulfilled my dream of working in a corporate bank. I am currently with DBS Bank as a Senior Customer Service Officer. I am looking forward to continuing my Master's Degree in a few years’ time, after I have gained some experience in the corporate world."

Wijemuni Nipun Kaushalya De Silva
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Studies and Finance
Bangor University, UK (2019)

"MDIS Singapore is a great place to study as an international student. Its infrastructure, multicultural alumni members, partnership with excellent universities worldwide, and its evolutionary programmes spurred me on. We feel ready to join the fast-changing business industry, in the midst of the rising globalisation.

Moreover, Singapore is known to be one of the most advanced countries in Business and Finance –  a field of study that has always been my passion. Lastly, Singapore is a safe and welcoming place to live in, far from my home country and family. After my studies, I hope to find a job in Singapore or in the UK, where I can apply my years of study and develop more skills for my future career.”

Rakotomalala Harifetranirina Prisca
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Studies and Finance
Bangor University, UK (2019)

"One year of MBA in MDIS has truly transformed my life. I had the chance to learn from the most inspiring lecturers, to be a part of a very close-knit group of friends, to create many great memories with them, and moreover, to discover abilities and ambitions that I never thought I had. Of course there are still many goals that I have not achieved; many things I regret that I did or did not do, but choosing this course would never be one of those things I regretted."

Phan Ngoc Trang
Master of Business Administration in International Marketing
Bangor University, UK (2019)

"Learning is a lifelong process. And pursing an MBA in International Marketing with Bangor University is one of the critical steps in taking my marketing career to the next level.

This year-long programme also gave me the opportunity to forge close friendships with my fellow classmates from different parts of the world. In doing so, we get ourselves acquainted with different cultures and perspectives."

Yim Man Shan
Master of Business Administration in Intermational Marketing
Bangor University, UK (2019)

"At age 30, after working for 7 years as a Quality/Regulatory Analyst, I decided to further my education by pursuing an MBA in Banking & Finance from MDIS, in collaboration with Bangor University. At MDIS, I got a chance to learn from some extremely knowledgeable lecturers who are highly experienced in their respectively fields. I truly believe that hard work and a positive attitude make dreams come true as they did for me, when I bagged the Gold Award for being the Top Student of the Year.

As an international student, MDIS proved to be the right choice for me as it provided the platform for me to learn and understand the international financial markets. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that I am currently working as a Financial Services Consultant at AIA Singapore, which was a result of the knowledge and exposure I gained from studying at MDIS.

I highly recommend MDIS to those who desire to learn and succeed in their careers, provided that they stay committed and passionate towards achieving their professional dreams."

Amal Kashyap
Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance
Bangor University, UK (2019)

"I chose Business as my course of study as I would like to improve my standing in the workplace. I decided to enrol in MDIS because it offers a part-time programme schedule that is suitable for working adults like myself. Throughout our course of study, our lecturers would always provide us with industry-related examples that aids in our understanding, and would be useful for us even as we embark on our career.  "

Tan Swee Yee
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management
University of Sunderland, UK (2019)

“I have successfully completed my Bachelor’s Degree and I would like to thank MDIS for equipping me with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate today's competitive and global workplace.

By doing a business degree, I was able to understand the different branches that work together within businesses and organisations that lead to their success.  I find the minds of businessmen to be intriguing and the insights gained through the various modules helped me better understand world events. I am looking forward to hustle and climb in my field of work as I continue to gain valuable experiences. My advice to those pursuing higher education and building a successful career path - always remember to invest in yourself, for you will become your greatest asset.”

Sangareeswari D/O Silvam
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Marketing 
University of Sunderland, UK (2019)

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