When it was founded in 1923, William Loveland College was originally called the College of Advanced Traffic and Academy of Advanced Traffic, focusing on traffic management and education. The main campus was located in Illinois, with minor campuses in Colorado, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania. It continued to thrive under this name and operation until 1987, when it was collectively renamed to Institute of Logistical Management and shifted towards providing education on logistics and the supply market. It wasn’t until 2014, when it opened a campus in Loveland, Colorado, that it finally adapted the name “William Loveland College” or WLC.
WLC currently operates as a not-for-profit institution, with accreditation for providing distance learning by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, as it started implementing a distance-based education model for its graduate courses.
WLC focuses on offering a Master of Business Administration degree program, as well as a program on Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain.
William Loveland College
441 E. 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
William Loveland College
6700 South Point Parkway, Suite 400
Jacksonville, FL 32216
School Website: http://wlcollege.ilm.edu/
• MBA500 – Business Research Methods
• MBA550 – Applied Strategic Management Theories and Practices
• MBA610 – Applied Information Technology Security Concepts
• MBA620 – International Economic Theories and Practices
• MBA630 – Organizational Behaviors and Ethical Practices
• MBA640 – Organizational Management of Finance and Accounting
• MBA650 – Strategies and Concepts for the Marketing Mix and Management
• MBA699 – Thesis Course
BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
This is the foundation course for all graduate programs, covering the step-by-step academic research process and structure. At the end of the course, students will be able to prepare a completed and well-written report on various research topics.
APPLIED STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT THEORIES AND PRACTICES
Students will obtain an understanding on strategy, via research and theories, from the point of view of a practitioner. This course will take the students through this understanding process by equipping them with the required skills, through a series of hands-on skills-developing exercises.
APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY CONCEPTS
In this course, students will learn about the fundamentals of information technology security concepts, ranging from security threats to solutions. Security management, especially in a corporate setting, is also presented, in order to protect them from various vulnerabilities involving their information technology structure.
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC THEORIES AND PRACTICES
Macroeconomics is an integral field of study in business, and that is the focus of this course, primarily on the economic study of international trade and finance, as well as a socio-political study. Students will gain knowledge on international trade theories and practices, as well as macroeconomic policies.
Prerequisite: Completion of any college-level mathematics course, with a grade of at least B; at least 3 years’ experience in international economics and performing mathematics-related functions, in a business or corporate setting.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS AND ETHICAL PRACTICES
The organization and its people is considered to be the heart of a business, so behavioral science is also a field that requires a lot of study. In order to be productive, an organization needs to look into its people, and that is where organizational behavior comes in. Topics of focus include ethics, decision-making, negotiations, and HR policies and practices.
ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
Business managers must be directly involved with matters related to finance and accounting, instead of leaving them in the hands of financial people. This course makes use of the Balanced Scorecard framework in order to make business managers more versed in management accounting.
STRATEGIES AND CONCEPTS FOR THE MARKETING MIX AND MANAGEMENT
Aspiring business managers should also be aware on the impact of marketing performance, profitability and tactics and strategies on the overall performance and profit margin of the organization. All too often, marketing people do not pay attention to the relationship between profit and marketing, and it is the task of business managers to recognize the connection, in order to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
MASTER’S THESIS COURSE
This is an independent study that makes use of a recognized research approach. The student will have to solve, analyze and investigate on a question or issue that is of particular interest to him or her. The output is a completed thesis, which will present the problem, the whole investigative process, its impact and relevance, the results of the investigation, and the conclusion.
As WLC got its new name and transitioned to a distance-education college, it retained the Institute of Logistics Management (ILM) as one of its divisions. Through ILM, WLC offers courses in Logistics, Transportation and Education.
The courses include:
• LOG600 – Supply Chain and Logistical Management
• LOG610 – Quantitative Methods, Data Analysis and Decision Modeling
• LOG620 – International Business Law
• LOG630 – Logistical Solutions with ERP Technology
• LOG640 – Project Management Techniques and Practices
SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICAL MANAGEMENT
Effective supply chain management requires extensive knowledge on various key logistics points. Students will be able to understand how to create a competitive advantage by implementing any of these points. This course instructs students on inventory, facilities utilization, transportation, sourcing, pricing, and all other drivers of good supply chain and logistical performance.
QUANTITATIVE METHODS, DATA ANALYSIS, AND DECISION MODELING
It is not enough that future business managers are able to run simple and straightforward applications; they should also be knowledgeable when it comes to performing in-depth and thorough analysis of applied problems. Quantitative analysis, decision analysis, linear and non-linear programming, integer programming, goal programming and simulation modeling are only several of the many outcomes that students will expect upon completion of this course.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW
Business people often take for granted having to learn key business law concepts and instead leave it to the hands of their company lawyers. This is not really good business sense. Having knowledge of international business law is greatly beneficial especially for business managers that nurture a goal of entering the international business arena.
LOGISTICAL SOLUTIONS WITH ERP TECHNOLOGY
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) also requires a great deal of attention, and the increasing use of ERP technology in business dictates that aspiring business managers should also spend time to learn about it. In this course, students will understand how ERP systems will improve productivity and the efficiency of business operations.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICES
The success of any project is reliant on the effectiveness and efficiency of the planning process, the implementation, and the monitoring and control. Managing projects requires a set of special skills, and that can be obtained by those who take this course.