MDIS partners with UK universities to offer bachelordegrees in business,aviation

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2019 16:32

MDIS offers two new bachelor of arts programmes to meet the increasing demand for human resources in the aviation and logistics industries. — Photo courtesy MDIS

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) will offer two new bachelor of arts programmes in airline and airport management, and international trade and operations management, to meet the increasing demand for human resources in the aviation and logistics industries.

These new programmes were created through a partnership between MDIS, Teesside University and University of Plymouth in the UK. The degrees will be the same as that awarded to full-time students at the university main campus in the UK. The commencement dates will be in October.

Ignatius Teo, MDIS Business School’s head, said: “The two bachelor programmes are designed to help students from many countries, including Viet Nam, reach 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, Viet Nam needs to propose many solutions. A high-level management workforce is among the key factors.”

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

The bachelor of arts in airline and airport management 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 bachelor of arts in international trade and operations management will be awarded by the University of Plymouth, UK. The programme will help students develop an appreciation of the global marketplace in which businesses operate and the implications for business decisions and operational culture. It will also promote in-depth knowledge and understanding of international trade and operations management.

According to the national aviation development plan until 2020 with a vision to 2030, Viet Nam is expected to become one of the four largest markets in ASEAN in terms of passengers by 2030, and reach an average growth of 16 per cent annually by 2020 and 8 per cent in the next 10 years.

In the current stage, Viet Nam's aviation market is forecast to grow the 5th fastest in the world in terms of international passengers and cargo. — VNS

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