25 May 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ voco Orchard

Accelerate your Career with a DBA

Accelerate your career with a Doctorate in Business Administration. Experience professional peer-to-peer learning with our rigorous programme. Learn more from Dr Alby Kurian (Course Leader) and Dr Tommy Lin (DBA Alumnus) at our exclusive DBA preview.

For programmes under MDIS Business School, contact Ms Kiren Singh or Mr Douglas Koh from 8.30am to 5.00pm. 
Ms Kiren Kaur
   |   Mobile/WhatsApp: 8950 9987   |   Email: kiren_kaur@mdis.edu.sg 
Mr Douglas Koh  |   Mobile/WhatsApp: 9235 7359   |   Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg


Preview Session Details
Date: 25 May 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 7.00 PM — 9.00 PM
Venue: voco Orchard, Singapore
Register today 

Dr Alby Anand Kurian
Course Leader of the Doctorate Programme at MDIS


Mr Yang Chin Chung (Leonard)
Head of School at School of Business and Social Sciences


Dr Tommy Lin
Alumni of the Doctorate Programme at MDIS

The preview session will be conducted at voco Orchard, Singapore. Join us at this interesting session to find out more about our DBA programme. Register your interest here and our programme consultant will contact you shortly. See you there!


In our competitive world today, we constantly need to gain advantage and be well-equipped with the skills to leverage in the emerging market trends. Having a DBA will enhance your analytical and research skills which are essentially the core competencies needed for strategic thinking in today’s business environment.

Total of 3 modules:

  • Research Methods for Doctoral Students
  • DBA Advanced Independent Study
  • Applying Management and Organisational Studies Research

About Teesside University

Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions. 

  • Ranked Top 80 UK University Overall in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Awarded silver rating in the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – 2018
  • Listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 
  • Ranked No. 1 of 96 UK Universities for overall student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer 2021
  • Accredited with Investors in People Gold status, the international standard for people management; defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results
  • Awarded the nationally recognised Customer First accreditation for its services to business. This is the seventh time that Teesside University has received the Customer First standard, which lasts for two years – 2018



Join us at our preview session to learn more about our DBA programme.
Enjoy S$1,000 rebate when you sign up at the preview session! T&Cs apply.


Dr Alby Anand Kurian 

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 Yang Chin Chung (Leonard) 

Leonard’s career over more than 20 years span across the public sector, business consultancy, professional corporate services, but his heart lies with education. Having worked in senior executive roles in private education institutions, Leonard has extensive experience in school administration, working closely with faculty, education professionals and stakeholders in driving academic quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. He engages learners to achieve learning outcomes and has a track record of managing schools in the private education sector. 

Leonard holds the MBA from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University and obtained his honours first degree in banking and insurance from the same university.


Dr Tommy Lin

Dr Tommy Lin graduated from our MDIS-Teesside University DBA programme in 2021 and is the first graduate of his cohort. His doctoral thesis received sponsorship from eight organisations including corporates, employer associations and unions. He was also appointed as an Adjunct Research Fellow with the National University of Singapore. Through the Adjunct Research Fellow platform, Tommy presented his research findings to hundreds of audiences comprising of academia, practitioners and students.   

Besides DBA, Tommy held a Master of Science and Executive Masters of Science in Finance. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and completed a Professional Diploma in Employment Relations. 

Professionally, Tommy has more than 20 years of working experience across public and private sectors and non-governmental organisations. 


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Hear from our Student

"I chose MDIS as it is a well-established school with good academic resources. The DBA programme allows me to become a scholarly practitioner, with the combination of academic research skills to be applied in a business context. Additionally, I was able to use the research techniques in my work area and gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge gap in my chosen industry."

Dr Tommy Lin  
MDIS Alumnus
Class of 2021


For more information, contact our programme consultants

Ms Kiren Kaur |   Mobile/WhatsApp: 8950 9987   |   Email: kiren_kaur@mdis.edu.sg 
Mr Douglas Koh  |   Mobile/WhatsApp: 9235 7359   |   Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg