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Operations Management, Master

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Areas covered include project management, quality management, economic decision-making, supply chain management, operations research, safety management, lean production and inventory control techniques, and human behavior analysis.

The operations management program is conducted at Graduate Residence Centers in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida, as well as at Fayetteville. Evening classes are offered in eight-week terms with five terms scheduled during an academic year. Selected courses are available online and via independent study.

The operations management curriculum is aimed at the needs of working managers of technical and logistics operations, as well as managers of production, service delivery and support functions in a wide spectrum of organizations, ranging from business/industry to military, government and non-profit. The program is open to students regardless of the major they selected as an undergraduate. The subject matter is patterned after the industrial engineering curriculum but is less technical and does not require a calculus mathematics background.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Supply Chain Management for Operations Managers
  • Finance for Operations Managers
  • Leadership Principles and Practices
  • Quality Management
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management for Operations Managers
  • Operations Management in the Service Sector

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission to the program generally follows U of A Graduate School admission policies with the following exceptions:

  • The program does not permit the use of the MAT as an entrance test to compensate for undergraduate GPAs below 3.0. 
  • All applicants, including those with advanced degrees, will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their first baccalaureate degree.
  • OMGT 5003 must be taken in the first term of operations management graduate study.
  • Before taking any graduate classes in the program, non-native speakers of English who do not have a conferred undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university must demonstrate minimum proficiency on one of the following tests of written English.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      1138 USD/credit
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    • National

      421 USD/credit
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    Living costs for Fayetteville

    • 930 - 1350 USD/month
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