I am happy with the MAIS at WNMU but the slow pace and fact that I can't take more than 2 courses per term has me thinking of other options. I am really close to jumping ship and pursuing the MBA in Management and Strategy at WGU. Here is my thinking... I'm 41 and really just need this done, I feel like I need the Masters level degree to gain a better shot at senior level administration jobs in the nest few years. I'm not promoting taking just any degree to get it done, but wanting it completed speaks in part to my motivation. WGU is self paced. I enjoyed the one writing course I took at WNMU...but frankly I had it done in no time, that course could easily been finished in 4-5 weeks. I found it aggravating to be constrained in the course for 16 weeks. WGU is self paced...big plus IMO. The MBA translates better to the workplace than the MAIS. The price is right...I have looked at the coursework and scoured the net for details. Some motivated folks put the rest of life on hold and bust out the WGU MBA in 1-2 terms (note two WGU terms is a full 52 weeks, not the 32 weeks of a traditional academic calendar like WNMU). By next Summer I could have a paid for MBA and an additional year of supervisory/management experience in my job. Time well spent making me more valuable. I am concerned about the lack of any real name recognition for WGU. Their unorthodox approach and "guided" rather than taught model would perhaps be a negative to some employers...these are the items that really give me pause. But I think these are small negatives compared to the overall gains. What else do I need to consider? Tell me why WGU is a bad idea.