Introduction

This innovative 90 credit hour degree program is offered by the Faculty of Arts. It was developed, in collaboration with Extended Education, for working adults who have completed some post-secondary education and would like to complete an undergraduate degree.
If you’re a mid-career adult who never had the chance to start a university degree or to finish one, then the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies is for you. Now it’s possible for you to earn an undergraduate degree – the credential that more and more employers require in the workplace. If you want to advance within your profession, make a career change or are interested in a professional or personal challenge, this program is a perfect place to start. And you can do it all while still working full-time. You’ll engage in exciting new learning and the intellectual challenges that lead to professional and personal growth. 

Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies – a degree that gives you choices:

  • Complete a university degree part-time while working full-time.
  • Get credit for U of M certificates and degree courses you’ve already completed. 
  • Focus on what’s relevant to your professional and personal interests.
  • Choose from convenient course delivery formats (e.g. face-to-face, blended, online).
  • Select courses from flexible schedules that suit working adults.

With this degree you will be able to:

  • Increase your earning potential and opportunities for advancement.
  • Demonstrate to employers that you have both the practical skills and the knowledge to contribute in the workplace.*
  • Focus on a university degree that reflects your interests and goals.
  • Improve your communication skills through the liberal arts.
  • Develop and enhance your leadership skills.
  • Challenge yourself intellectually, professionally and personally.

*See the Conference Board of Canada’s Employability Skills 2000+ for more information on the critical skills needed in the workplace: communication, problem solving, positive attitudes and behaviours, adaptability, working with others, and science, technology and mathematics skills.

Who is the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS) for?
Do any of these describe you?

  • Graduate of one of these U of M Continuing Education certificate programs: Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM), Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE), Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA), Certificate in Applied Management (CAM), or the Certificate Program in Public Sector Management (CPSM).
  • Graduate of the Certificate in Management and Administration (C.I.M.) from any accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Graduate of a diploma program at the University of Manitoba or other post-secondary institution.
  • Successfully completed some university courses at a recognized institution and may or may not have completed a degree.
  • The job you want requires a degree, but you don’t have a degree.
  • Unemployed or “underemployed” and know a degree will open up more job and career possibilities for you.

Advance your career

Add a university degree to your credentials

Save time through transfer credits

Become a more valued employee

Stretch your intellect

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed