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Ted Nolan Applies MBA Skills in Health Care Career During Covid-19

Story by Mia Gleason • Photo courtesy of Ted Nolan
My EMBA has increased my confidence in taking on challenging projects at work. – Ted Nolan

Boosting millions in supply cost savings and revenues to health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic was not something Ted Nolan thought he would be doing in his career. Fortunately, he has the training to be successful after graduating with his WSU Executive MBA.

Industry Advancement After Graduation

Nolan (’17) says his degree has allowed him to advance and lead within his company. He is vice president of Intalere, a provider-led supply chain company that works collaboratively with health care organizations to find solutions to their needs.

“My EMBA has increased my confidence in taking on challenging projects at work,” Nolan says. “It has also raised my salary by 34 percent, making the ROI on my degree in less than 12 months.”

Nolan is leading a project that will save millions in supply costs to Intalere’s medical center and increase revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My EMBA experience allowed me to confidently enter these complex projects with a wide variety of stakeholders,” Nolan says. “One of the most important lessons I learned while working on my EMBA is to work with smart people who share a common vision, whether it’s during a capstone project or complex work project.”

Why Washington State University

“WSU’s accredited program was the most appealing and prestigious in the United States,” says Nolan. “I could complete it in 18 months.”

Nolan also reflects on the friendships he made, specifically relationships with classmates in the capstone course.

“My WSU EMBA experience was challenging, but one I draw on frequently and highly recommend,” says Nolan. “The program and people I met expanded my outlook in life.”