In 2000, Edward (Ted) Van Horne had been a paramedic for more than a decade, holding a variety of field and administrative roles. He had just co-founded his own ambulance company in Douglas, Arizona, and was consulting for American Medical Response (AMR). Despite all this, Ted worried that his career horizons were limited by his education.
“I felt I needed to have a post-graduate degree to advance in my career,” he says. “And I was also thinking that if I ever wanted to transition from EMS work into hospitals or other arenas, I’d want to diversify my skills a little and have that MBA.”
Despite his busy career, Ted decided the time was right to pursue an MBA. What initially brought him to University of Phoenix was flexibility—both online and on-campus programs were available. Ted knew he would prefer being in a classroom and needed a university that would accommodate his work schedule.