Admission Requirements

If you want to advance within your profession, make a career change or are interested in a professional or personal challenge, the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS) may be for you.
You’ll need to be prepared to juggle academic study, work and home but you’ll be rewarded with the excitement of new learning, intellectual growth and new dimensions in your work and personal life.

To apply to the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies, you must have completed one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level course work at the University of Manitoba or elsewhere and includes U of M diplma programs and/or diploma program completed at another accredited post-secondary institution.

  • Be eligible for admission as a Mature Status student.

A minimum grade of C+ or 2.50 is required on diploma programs.

The ten-year rule is waived on any courses used as the basis of admission. Courses used towards admission will also be considered for transfer credit.

Where university courses are used as the basis of admission, a minimum of 24 credit hours of university courses must be completed with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0. If you have a GPA less than 2.00, you may be considered for admission on the recommendation of the Dean.

All applicants must also submit a resume providing  evidence of three years full-time work experience (i.e., 30 hours per week), preferably with the same employer. Applicants who do not strictly fall into this definition of workplace experience may request speical consideration from the Faculty of Arts.

If you hold a first degree in the Faculty of Arts, you cannot apply for the BAIS Program.

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at a recognized post secondary institution will be considered for possible transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.

Students who have completed one of the following Certificate Programs will be guaranteed transfer credit for course(s) completed in the certificate program (subject to Faculty of Arts transfer credit policies):

  1. University of Manitoba Certificate in Financial and Mangement Accounting (FMA)
  2. University of Manitoba Certificate Program Human Resources Management (HRM)
  3. University of Manitoba Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)
  4. Canadian Institute of Management Certificate Program in Management and Administration (CIM) from any accredited post-secondary institution
  5. University of Manitoba Certificate in Applied Management (CAM)
  6. University of Manitoba Certificate Program in Public Sector Management (CPSM)

Note a minimum of 2.50 is required on the certificate programs.

For detailed admission and transfer credit information download the BAIS - Applicant Information Bulletin PDF