I have an AA from a traditional community college and have not had much spare time to study after work or on weekends to go further. I'm planning to take a year or so off from work and will have about 10 hours per day I had been spending at work to dedicate to completing a BS and MBA via self study, testing and online courses. I was considering stopping after the undergrad degree and doing the MBA later, but I figured it would be better to get it all out of the way now since I probably will not be able to take an extended period off again and would be back to trying to study in spare time that may never come if I work long hours. I will be working in an IT-related field and completing MCSE and other certifications, so I'd like to either complete a BS degree in IT or a BS or BA in Business or MIS. If I do the IT degree program at Excelsior, I will get credit for the IT certifications, but no credit towards the business prerequisites to MBA programs. If I do a Business or MIS degree, the opposite is true so I don't know which is the most beneficial. Also, which regionally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs are most conducive to completion at a rapid pace?