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Institute of Logistical Management Focused on Delivering the Most

Accessible, Lowest Cost MBA in North America

LOVELAND, Colo., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Graduate

School at ILM is announcing the inclusion of no-cost-to-students

digital textbooks as part of its industry low $67 per credit hour

tuition for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This

represents a reduction in cost in the program for students of between

$1,000 and $2,000 dollars. Further, ILM offers no-cost-to-students

exam proctoring using a webcam eliminating the only other costs

specific to the program outside of tuition.

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"I have spent the last couple weeks talking to people from all over

the world with a focus on discussions concerning developing countries.

We have discussed the imperative of access to education at great

length." Said Dr. David Lady, Provost for ILM. "I was reminded by some

very bright people that in the US we assume everyone can go to

amazon.com and order anything they want with a credit card. Well in

most places folks can't do this, or if they can, buying a $200

textbook and paying $85 to have it shipped to them in say Myanmar is

ridiculously cost prohibitive. That would be 279,869 Kyats in the

currency of Myanmar. That's the equivalent to 300 liters of milk,

enough for a family of five there for an entire year.

"I'm just not going to ask people to decide between buying milk for

their children and buying a textbook for their education." Dr. Lady

continued. "That's a ridiculous choice to have to make.

"The world runs on commerce and the MBA is the generalists guide to

efficiently competing in markets. The more people that are able to

access and learn from the body of knowledge that exists here, in a

quality resource rich educational environment where they are

appropriately guided and challenged, the better equipped they will be

to start improving their own quality of life as well as that of their

fellow citizens."

The ILM MBA program is $3,000 in tuition. With the inclusion of

digital textbooks and the ability to have exams proctored at no cost,

the program is the lowest cost in North America and one of the most

accessible MBA programs in the world.

"Our hope is to build an international body of students who can start

to establish a network of both information sharing and relationships."

Dr. Lady concluded. "My experience is that smart reasonable people, if

given the same information and same goals, will generally reach the

same conclusions. We all need to start doing our part to reach the

simple goal of making real education available to those who desire

it."

For more information about the MBA program or about ILM, please

contact David Lady at 970.510.0456 or visit www.ilm.edu/mba.

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