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Get the practical knowledge you need to lead complex business operations by earning a Master of Science in Operations Management. Study with industry experts and professors to learn relevant skills you can apply immediately. Learn about increasing productivity, global business environment, supply chain, human resource strategies, finance for operations managers, and leadership principles.


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If you experience issues enrolling at the University of Arkansas for your Fall 8W1 session and are receiving tuition assistance through the Department of Defense, please contact us.

Regarding the U.S. Air Force assistance, contact Sheila Vaughen at 850-884-3844 or msomhff@uark.edu.

Regarding the U.S. Army assistance, contact contact Marge Pasch at 479-575-6555 or ua-nsam@uark.edu.

Flexible, Affordable, Practical

Study in 8-week sessions that are offered during five sessions each year. U.S. students can start the MSOM program during any of those sessions. Classes are offered online, on the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus and may be offered at any of the three program sites in Little Rock, AR, Tennessee and Florida. Online students pay in-state tuition, which is lower than many comparable programs.

Your degree will be awarded by the University of Arkansas, one of the top public research institutions in the nation, and your name will be engraved on Senior Walk.

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Tuition / credit hour $303.88
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Technology $50

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

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Operations Management Master’s Degree Evolves with Distance Education

Beginning in 1974, the Master of Science in Operations Management mastered the art of distance education at the University of Arkansas. In the early days of its 50-year history, the degree program offered by the College of Engineering sent faculty members ...

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