Rapid expansion of the global aviation and logistics industries! MDIS partners with UK universities to offer new bachelor’s degrees in Business and Aviation

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is offering two new Bachelor of Arts programs: Airline & Airport Management, and International Trade & Operations Management, to meet the increasing demand for human resources in the aviation and logistics industries. These new programs are the partnership between MDIS and Teesside University and University of Plymouth in the UK.  The degrees will be the same as that awarded to the full-time students at the University main campus in the UK.  The commencement dates will be in October 2019.

In the integration economy as well as industry 4.0, the demand for human resources generally is increasing, especially in the fields of aviation, international trade management and logistics.

Bachelor of Arts, Airline and Airport Management (Top-up) will be awarded by Teesside University, UK, which 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 profession. The program provides students a broad understanding of national and international developments and contemporary issues in aviation with specific reference to enterprise innovation and disaster management. Students also increase understanding of organization development and growth within a competitive business environment. Therefore, students could progress into career including Customer Account Managers, Communicators and Procurement Specialists, Terminal Management, or Immigration and Customs.

Meanwhile, Bachelor of Arts, International Trade and Operations Management (Top-up) will be awarded by the University of Plymouth, UK, a public university with 150 years of history and twice winner of prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The program will help students develop an appreciation of the global marketplace in which business operate and the implications of this for business decisions and operational culture, as well as promote an in-depth knowledge and understanding of international trade and operations management.  After graduating, students can pursue career including Global Distribution Manager, Import Compliance Specialist, International Economist, or International Trade Manager.

Ignatius Teo, MDIS Business School’s Head says: “The two bachelor programs are designed to help students from many countries, including Vietnam, reach the new heights. Both will provide students with exciting and important competitive advantages in an international workplace and give them enhanced career opportunities in aviation and logistics industries, and business administration. In order to look for new growth drivers in the years ahead, Vietnam needs to propose many solutions, in which, high-level management workforce is among the key factors.”

According to the national aviation development plan until 2020, with the vision of 2030, Vietnam will become one of the four largest markets in the ASEAN in terms of passengers by 2030 and is expected to reach an average of 16% annually by 2020 and 8% in the next ten years. At the current stage, Vietnam’s aviation market is forecast to grow the 5th fastest in the world in terms of international passengers and cargo. In order to catch up with this strong growth, the Vietnamese government has approved a plan for a total of 26 airports, including those already in operation, at a cost of US$10.5 billion, and other 11 projects are underway, of which 7 projects will be completed in the next 3 years. Therefore, the skilled workforce will have a very high demand with the forecast of Vietnam’s aviation industry. This group of aviation workforce needs not only the specialized knowledge of the industry in the Vietnamese market but also other practical knowledge and skills to serve the international market.

Furthermore, Vietnam is an economy with a high degree of openness, reflected in the high growth of import and export in recent years, and one of the countries participating and negotiating many new generation FTAs. Through the steady growth of the Vietnamese economy in recent years, small and medium enterprises, large enterprises, joint ventures; or foreign-invested enterprises have high demand for human resources in the fields of international trade and operations management.

For more details about the programs of Airline & Airport Management, and International Trade & Operations Management, please visit website https://www.mdis.edu.sg/mdis-business-school.


About MDIS

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

To meet global challenges, MBS offers a plethora of business programs ranging from International Foundation Diploma to Master’s Degree and Doctorate Degree from its five renowned university partners in the United Kingdom: namely Bangor University, Teesside University, University of Plymouth, University of Portsmouth, and University of Sunderland. 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 programs offered in MBS include business, accounting, banking and finance, marketing, and international marketing.


About University of Plymouth

Plymouth University is a public university based in Plymouth, England. It has 150 years of history and twice winner of prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Faculties include Arts and Humanities, Business, Health and Human Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Dentistry.

Plymouth University scores well in law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing (including digital media) and computer science, fine art and art history.

  • Top UK university for Marine and Ocean Engineering (Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019)
  • Ranked 66th in The Guardian University Guide 2019
  • Whatuni Student Choice Awards: 4th in the international category in 2018
  • Guardian University Awards: 2013 winner – Student Experience
  • Time Higher Education Awards: 2014 winner – Outstanding Employer Engagement
  • Silver in Teaching Excellent Framework in 2018


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.

Founded on a rich heritage, the University has taken a leading role in employer engagement, the enhancement of learning, teaching and the student experience, real-world research, staff and leadership development, employer workforce development, social, cultural and community enrichment and widening participation.

This bold commitment and vision culminated in the University becoming the first modern university to receive recognition as the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year.

  • Awarded Silver in Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 (TEF)
  • Awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Excellence and Outstanding Work in the Field of Enterprise and Business Engagement 2014-2018
  • Listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17 (601-800th world band listing)


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