About MDI

MDI’s focus is to provide professional, managerial and executive education programs that provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in and win in today’s competitive marketplace.

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Who we are

A professional development program of Missouri State University, the Management Development Institute (MDI) strives to create learning opportunities that lead to professional and personal success. Learn, lead and succeed!

What we do

MDI provides quality professional education to individuals and corporate clients, in order to enhance careers and foster workforce development. MDI acts as a strategic partner with organizations to build workforce and leadership capabilities.

Using a consultative approach we will guide you through the creation and measurement of our Professional Development education.


We spend time with you and your leadership team to ensure that we clearly understand your needs and desired outcomes.


We design programs for employees that demonstrate the real-world implications of the topics covered.


We are dedicated to ensuring that programs flow exactly as planned, and that participants can create real value from concepts learned.

Our methodology is proven. We believe it works because we start with a thorough understanding of the most important component: the aspirations of our client's workforce.

Why choose MDI

MDI builds empowered, more productive communities locally, nationally and globally through leading edge training programs.

  • MDI has served more than 90,000 satisfied customers and been meeting professional development needs for over 30 years.

  • MDI provides practical, real-world training that can be implemented immediately with successful results.

  • MDI instructors have successful experience in their respective fields and have trained professionals for hundreds of companies throughout the U.S. and around the world.

  • MDI tracks employee development for your organization.

  • MDI awards Missouri State University certificates for training completion, including continuing education credits when requested.

For more information on MDI classes please call 417-837-2615 or 1-800-733-3203 or email: MDI@missouristate.edu.