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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.

 

Award

Students who have successfully completed all coursework and examinations will be awarded the International Foundation Diploma in Management Studies.

 

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the Diploma in Management Studies.

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.

 

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.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

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

Full-Time Programme

  • 6 modules
  • 6 months

Commencement Date (2019)

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time January
  April
  July
  September


Fees:

: : Application Fees               S$321

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees                     S$4,280
  • Non-Tuition Fees             S$2,200 - S$2,300

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, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

  • At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass OR
  • Higher Nitec / Nitec Qualifications OR
  • International applicants must have completed 10 years of foreign formal education OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience) OR
  • At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent OR
  • Pass the English Entrance Test (EET) conducted by MDIS OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English OR
  • 1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st or 2nd language)

 

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
  • 8 months

Full-Time Programme

  • 6 modules
  • 6 months

Commencement Date (2019)

Course Commencement Date
Full-Time January
  April
  July
  September
   
Part-Time March
  September
   

 

Fees:

: : Application Fees                  S$21.40

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees                       S$4,066.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees                  S$471.93
  • Total                                    S$4,537.93

 

Part-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees                       S$3,424.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees                  S$316.36
  • Total                                   S$3,740.36

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, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

  • At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass OR
  • Higher Nitec / Nitec Qualifications OR
  • International applicants must have completed 10 years of foreign formal education OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience) OR
  • At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent OR
  • Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English OR
  • 1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st or 2nd language)

 

 

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 | INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2019

For Full-Time Programme
Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep

For Part-Time Programme
Mar, Sep

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

International Students Enquiries :
• Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660
• China: +65 8305 5107
• India: +65 9121 0277
• Vietnam:  +65 8858 4910
• Korea:  +65 9372 5853
• Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
• Thailand / Laos / Cambodia: +65 8858 4910
• Malaysia/Indonesia : +65 9137 2398
• Others: +65 9728 0695

 

 

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