1. What is MIS?
MIS stands for Marketing Institute of Singapore. We're the National Body for Sales and Marketing, established in 1973 and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve ISO 9000 certification in 1996. Our vision is to create marketers through quality education and by connecting a community of marketers.
2. What types of membership does MIS have?
MIS currently offers 7 types of membership, namely Ordinary, Associate, Fellow, Corporate, Associate International, Affiliate and Honorary Fellowship.
3. What are the benefits and privileges I can look forward to being a MIS member?
As a MIS member, you enjoy special rates for membership events, as well as the Executive Development Programmes. You will also be updated with the latest trends in the marketing industry through our quarterly magazine, The Singapore Marketer. Click here to view full listing of MIS Membership privileges.
4. Is a MISTC student a member of MIS?
Yes, a MIS student holds an affiliate membership. Affiliate membership are currently suspended until further notice.
5. Are the student membership benefits different from individual members?
A student affiliate membership does not entitle one to participate and vote in the Annual General Meeting, while the other membership levels, only ordinary & corporate members are entitled to that privilege.
6. What are the differences between an individual member and corporate member?
An individual membership only allows the name-bearer to enjoy the benefits, while a corporate membership allows all employees to enjoy the benefits.
7. How is a member eligible to upgrade their membership?
A member may upgrade their affiliate or associate membership to an ordinary membership once they satisfy the criteria. Fellow membership will only be conferred by the MIS Governing Council, on a case-to-case basis.
8. How does one become a fellow member?
Interested members are required to write a letter of recommendation and submit their curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation to the MIS Governing Council. Criteria of fellow membership must be fulfilled:
- Possess at least 5 years of experience in a Senior Management role in Sales, Marketing, Business Development or General Management
- Must be an ordinary member for at least 10 years
- Of good standing and conduct
- One-page write-up to support the conferment
- Fellows of Chartered Institute of Marketing or similar institutions of high standing will be considered
- Published articles in Industry-recognised journals
- Paper presentations in industy conferences
9. How do I apply for the membership?
To apply for membership, call 6327 7580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
10. How do I make payment?
Payment can be made via cash, cheque, paypal, or credit card.
11. When will my membership be activated?
Applications require Council Approval, which can take up to 3 months. Upon approval, we will take up to 14 working days to prepare your membership kit and send through to your postal address.
12. How do I renew my membership?
To renew your membership, you will need to submit another application form and your status will be determined by the Council based on a set of criteria.
13. How long do I have to wait for my MIS Membership card to be ready?
Your MIS membership card will be mailed out to you within 14 working upon approval by Council.
14. If I am a foreigner, am I eligible to apply for the MIS Membership?
Yes, all foreigners are eligible for the membership.
15. When do I need to present my MIS Membership card?
You are required to present your MIS membership card during events. You will also need to indicate your MIS membership number when registering for MIS Executive Development Training Programmes.
16. If I have forgotten to bring my membership card, can I produce my Identity Card or quote my membership no.?
In event of the absence of membership card, members will be allowed to provide their I/C number or MIS membership number for verification.
17. What if my membership card is damaged, lost or stolen?
You may write in to request for a new card. Each card is replaceable for a fee of $30 ex GST.
18. Can my membership be cancelled?
Your membership may be cancelled upon determination by the Council of conduct unbecoming a member, misuse of membership, or non-participation in MIS events.
19. Can I attend the courses and events if I do not sign up for membership?
Yes, you may attend the courses and events if you are not a MIS member. However, you will not enjoy the special rates offered only to members.
20. Where can I go/who can I contact if I have any enquiries regarding my membership after I have become a member?
For any enquiries, contact us at 6327 7580, or send us an email at email@example.com.