A master's degree in Operations Management can give you the skills you need to get ahead in the workplace.


Attention applicants who want to begin coursework in Spring 2016 8-Week 2 (March 9, 2016- May 5, 2016): The admission application must be submitted to the Graduate School by Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Complete application packages including application, official transcripts, and GRE/GMAT (if needed) must be submitted to the Graduate School by Monday, February 22, 2016.  In all cases, any Spring 2016 8-Week-2 applicant not fully admitted into the Graduate School and the MSOM graduate program by Tuesday, March 1, 2016 will be deferred to the Summer 8-Week session (May 31, 2016 – July 21, 2016).

Beginning Spring 2016, OMGT 5873 Organization and Control will no longer be a required course. Students who have not yet taken this course will be required to take OMGT 5623 Strategic Management instead. OMGT 5873 will be updated with a new title, Organizing for Change, and will be offered as an elective course.

The University of Arkansas Treasurer’s Office sets the dates for tuition/fee refunds in accordance with University of Arkansas policy. Since the Operations Management program uses a system of two 8-week sessions (known to you as terms) within the full semester, the refund policy can be very confusing. A full semester includes both 8-week sessions in fall or spring. If you are considering dropping a class in an 8-week session and/or withdrawing, we advise you to speak with the Treasurer’s Office to determine any refund you may or may not receive (479-575-5651 or 479-575-5651). It is also important to note there is a difference between dropping a class and withdrawing, and the refund schedule is different for both; withdrawing refers to dropping ALL classes in a semester, not just an individual class or classes in an 8-week session.

The refund schedule is posted on the Office of the Registrar’s website here. You need to make sure you look at the 8-week schedule, and not the full semester schedule, since they are different dates (a full semester schedule being twice as long as an 8 week session schedule). Once again, we highly suggest you speak with the Treasurer’s Office to determine your refund. If you are considering dropping a class, please do so BEFORE the first day of any 8-week session to ensure a full refund.

Comprehensive Exam Dates

Apply for your comprehensive exam!

Summer 2016 exam dates:

July 12 - 14, 2016

(via Skype and Live at Fayetteville)


April: Summer 2016 enrollment begins

May 9:  Application deadline (all others after this date are deferred to Fall 8W1)

May 13:  Deadline for transcripts and test scores (if needed) to be in hand by Grad School

May 23:  Last day for Summer 8W admits (admissions letters go out, all others deferred to Fall 8W1)

May 31:  First day of Summer 8W

2015-2016 Academic Year

  • Summer 8-week 1 (2016):
    May 31 - Jul 21, 2016

2016-2017 Academic Year

  • Fall 8-week 1 (2016):
    August 22 - October 11, 2016
  • Fall 8-week 2 (2016):
    October 12 - December 8, 2016
  • Spring 8-week 1 (2017):
    Jan 17 - Mar 7, 2017
  • Spring 8-week 2 (2017):
    Mar 8 - May 4, 2017
  • Summer 8-week 1 (2017):
    May 30 - July 19, 2017