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Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
Local Application

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • to enable candidates to acquire sufficient breadth of knowledge, deeper insights and a greater understanding of the interdisciplinary area in human resources management
  • to provide candidates with a structured training for personal and career development and job knowledge

It is an endorsement of their competnence in attaining both academic and practical understanding of the subject matters.



Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the MDIS Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

In addition, graduates from the programme are entitled to use the title, GDip. HRM, after their names.



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.


Module Descriptions


Employee Relations

This module introduces participants to local labour laws, terms and conditions under the Employment Act and how to handle grievances and other labour management relations.

Other topics include workplace safety and health management, introduction to Trade Union Act and roles of the Industrial Arbitration Court, National Wages Council, and International Labour Organisation.

Human Capital Management

This module will examine the trends and application of human capital management and strategic human resource management.

Topics include strategic human resource planning, performance and talent management, succession planning and organisational renewal, job analysis and compensation, recruitment and selection, international human resource management and measuring returns on human capital investment.

Managing Compensation and Benefits

This module provides participants with guidelines that organisations might use to design reward systems. It discusses the characteristics of an effective reward system, the behavioural, economic and legal perspectives of remuneration and explores the different approaches to rewarding performance.

Other topics include the nature of intrinsic and extrinsic reward, traditional bases for pay and international compensation and benefits.

Organisational Behaviour

This module provides participants with an understanding of organisational behaviour theories and concepts. The topics include predicting and influencing people behaviour at work and how to apply established and innovative techniques to better manage people resource.

Topics include human motivation, techniques of behaviour modification, psychological and achievement tests, group behaviour and leadership and power in organisation. 

Organisation Development

This module provides participants an understanding of how organisational change takes place and the training and organisational development techniques managers can use to effect the change.

Topics include management of change, re-engineering and downsizing, roles of organisation development consultants, inter-group conflict management, employee empowerment interventions and balanced scorecard.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

Part-Time Programme 

9 months


Commencement Date


Course Commencement Date
Part-Time Programme 16 April 2018
  15 October 2018


Application Fee                                             S$32.10

Tuition Fees                                              S$4,387.00

Non-Tuition Fees                                        S$186.34
Total                                           S$4,573.34


  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be of age 16 and above
  • A recognised degree or diploma with two years of working experience in any industry


English Language Requirement

Applicants are to meet one of the requirements.

  • At least a C6 pass in English Language at GCE 'O' level
  • IELTS 5.5 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


    Organisation Contact Number Website
    TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700
    DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111
    Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265


    For All Programmes (Available in 6, 12 or 24 months)

    Organisation Contact Number Website
    Standard Chartered
    Tel : 1800 747 7000
    DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111
    Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265
    UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121
    OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333
    Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225
    POSB Tel:  1800 339 6666
    Bank of China Tel:  1800 669 5566


Duration of Course | Part-time: 9 months


Class Intakes for 2018

Part Time Programme
16 Apr 2018 and 15 Oct 2018

TEL [65] 6247 9111/6372 1000


Local Enquiries
+65 6247 9111
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries