Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply?

After you decide in what term you would like to begin classes, submit your application at least six to eight weeks prior to the start of the term. The Graduate School must have a prospective student's entire application package including all official transcripts and GRE/GMAT scores (if needed) at least two weeks before the start of the term. Students must be fully admitted to the Graduate School and to the Operations Management Graduate Program at least one week before the term begins. This ensures students can be fully prepared with required textbooks, access to Blackboard and University of Arkansas email, etc.

What are the prerequisites to the program?

Prerequisites include business law, accounting, statistics, and computer applications courses. Please see our webpage dedicated to prerequisites for more details.

How many official transcripts do I need to send?

You must send in one official transcript from each school you attended even if all your courses and grades are on your degree conferring transcript. We must confirm you are in good standing at each of your previous undergraduate institutions.

Where do I send my transcripts?

Send one copy of your official transcript from each undergraduate institution you have attended to the Graduate School at the address below.
Operations Management
C/O Graduate Admissions
340 N. Campus Dr, Ozark Hall 213
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

For electronic transcripts, please send them to If you are a recent U of A Fayetteville graduate, you will not need to send in your transcripts.

Do I need the required textbook on the first day of class?

Yes. Textbooks must be in hand by the student by the first day of class. The required textbook for each course is needed to be successful in class. When ordering textbooks online, allow time for delivery well in advance of class start date. Independent sellers of textbooks may not guarantee on-time delivery, and remaining without a textbook in accelerated classes for even a few days can cause students to fall significantly behind in their coursework.

Are "International" or "Flexible" textbooks acceptable for class?

No. "International" or "Flexible" editions of the required textbooks are not supported by the instructors. These editions usually exclude sections, chapters, and/or chapter problems. You must order the correct textbook with the exact ISBN.

Are eTextbooks a good option for this program?

Please see our textbook page for more details.

How does my enrollment affect my financial aid?

If you have any questions regarding enrollment changes and how your aid could be affected, please visit the Financial Aid office in Silas Hunt Hall or contact them at 479-575-3806479-575-3806. It is the student's responsibility to know the rules regarding enrollment and financial aid.

How do I apply for graduation?

Click here to view instructions on how to apply for graduation through your UAConnect Student Center.