MSOM at a Glance

Online and Live Course Options

  • 30 Credit Hours (10 Graduate Courses)
  • Accelerated 8-week Sessions
  • Tuition: $303.88 per credit hour
  • No GRE/GMAT with 3.0 Bachelor's GPA
  • Five Enrollment Periods: Jan, Mar, May, Aug, Oct
  • Non-Thesis Program/Oral Comprehensive Exam Required

The Operations Management Program was established in 1974 to fulfill a recognized need in the graduate education of military, civilian, and industrial personnel. Since that time, it has become the largest graduate degree program offered by the University.

Graduate Resident Centers are established at Naval Support Activity/Mid-South at Millington, TN; Little Rock Air Force Base; and Hurlburt Field Air Force Base in Florida. All requirements for the Master of Science in Operations Management degree may be completed online, at the centers, on our Fayetteville campus or a combination of these methods.

The program is housed in the Department of Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering. The important relationship between operations management and industrial engineering is found in the curriculum. The principles of operations management, which are also key to industrial engineering, extend to subject areas such as the design of goods and services; managing quality; process, location, and layout strategies; supply chain management; inventory management; scheduling; human resources; health/safety; and maintenance.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply the skills and techniques required to lead and manage complex global operations involving processes, technology, and people
  2. Design plans and controls to create value through strategic, tactical, and operational change
  3. Design plans and controls to lead and manage multi-disciplinary projects
  4. Identify problems, analyze alternatives, and design solutions considering financial, environmental, and societal impact
  5. Use quantitative techniques and models to analyze data to support decision-making
  6. Assess legal, regulatory, professional, and ethical corporate and individual responsibilities
  7. Write and present to stakeholders and senior decision makers.


Notice: The University's Drop/Withdrawal Tuition & Fee Adjustment Schedule has changed. Read more...

  • Fall 8-week 1 (2018)
    August 20 - October 9, 2018

  • Fall 8-week 2 (2018)
    October 10 - December 6, 2018

  • Spring 8-week 1 (2019)
    January 14 - March 5, 2019

  • Spring 8-week 2 (2019)
    March 6 - May 2, 2019