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


The Department of Industrial Engineering, Master of Science in Operations Management program, at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a non tenure-track, Clinical Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of January 2017. The position will include all aspects of teaching and service to the department, university, and profession, and may include research responsibilities and online teaching.

For more information please download the Position Request Form.

Attention applicants who want to begin coursework in Fall 2016 8-Week 2 (October 12, 2016 - December 8, 2016): The admission application must be submitted to the Graduate School by Monday, September 26, 2016.  Complete application packages including application, official transcripts, and GRE/GMAT (if needed) must be submitted to the Graduate School by Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  In all cases, any Fall 2016 8-Week-2 applicant not fully admitted into the Graduate School and the MSOM graduate program by Wednesday, October 5, 2016 will be deferred to the Spring 8-Week session (January 17, 2017 – March 7, 2017).

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!

Fall 2016 exam dates:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 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