As a frequent visitor -- but seldom poster -- I am excited to report I am embarking on a degree program. I have selected the AJU MPA via sponsored tuition. I understand the distinction between national and regional accreditation as I have read John Bear since the early 90's. I will keep this board updated on my progress and experience. I also plan to enroll in the Master of Negotiation & Dispute Resolution at Creighton University in the next year or so. I am currently an executive with a large, publicly traded company, but plan to work for a non-profit organization or with a governmental agency as part of an encore career.