Alexandria, VA – August 7, 2014 - The Transportation Intermediaries Association and the William Loveland College have announced an agreement to offer a new William Loveland College dba Institute of Logistical Management (ILM) Masters of Business Administration (MBA) to TIA members and the larger logistics community.
ILM has agreed to offer semester credit hours towards the ILM MBA for anyone that has successfully completed TIA’s Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) program and TIA’s Ethics in Transportation Brokerage course. ILM is the oldest Logistics Distance Learning School in the world and has focused exclusively on Transportation and Logistics since 1923.
“This is an outstanding collaboration between the leaders in the distance learning in the logistics community. The collaboration between TIA and ILM will expand learning opportunities and help logistics professionals keep abreast of the changes in this dynamic industry,” said Robert Voltmann, TIA’s president and CEO. “We are very excited to be working with ILM to expand the reach and depth of our educational programs,” Voltmann added.
TIA and ILM continue to offer a joint program which will allow TIA to offer ILM’s courses to its members while ILM students will have access to TIA’s courses. Both TIA and ILM will collaborate to enhance existing course offerings while developing new curriculum to meet the demands of the market.
“As economies improve folks need access to accredited real world education programs to be able to take advantage of emerging market opportunities,” stated Dr. David Lady, Provost for ILM. “That’s what we’ve been delivering to logistics practitioners for almost 100 years now, the training they need to improve both their lives and their livelihoods. Expanding our education relationship with TIA just makes real social sense.”
“ILM is proud and honored to join TIA in a leadership role by integrating the marketing of “real world” educational programs to professionals throughout the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry”, said Frank R. Breslin, Dean, Institute of Logistics Management.
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $162 billion third party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines, doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations, FIATA.
The Institute for Logistical Management provides distance learning and online programs that span transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Its Certified Logistics Practitioner program covers topics such as Transportation and Business Logistics systems analysis and hazardous materials compliance. ILM is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). DETC is recognized by the Secretary of Education of the United States.