Gregory S. Parnell
Program Director
4207 Bell Engineering Center
479-575-3413
Email: msom@uark.edu

http://operations-management.uark.edu

Graduate Certificate Offered (non-degree)
Project Management (OMPM)

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

  1. All applicants, including those with advanced degrees, will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their first baccalaureate degree.
  2. 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: TOEFL, IBT (26), ELPT (75) or GRE/GMAT Analytical Writing (4.5).  The English Language Proficiency Policy for the Master of Science in Operations Management requires Level II non-native speakers of English to complete ELAC 4043 Research Writing in the STEM fields no later than the first semester of graduate level courses. 
  3. Students may be eligible for admission by special consideration if the GPA is below 3.0 but above 2.5.
  4. 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: TOEFL, IBT (26), ELPT (75) or GRE/GMAT Analytical Writing (4.5).  The English Language Proficiency Policy for the Master of Science in Operations Management requires Level II non-native speakers of English to complete ELAC 4043 Research Writing in the STEM Fields (Sp, Su, Fa) no later than the first semester of graduate level courses.

Former students or alumni of the Master of Science in Operations Management program may use six credit hours (two courses) from the M.S.O.M. program toward equivalent Project Management Certificate courses. If an alumnus has completed all possible combination of courses for the Project Management Certificate, the student may petition to take one additional course chosen by the program to complete the Project Management Graduate Certificate.

Current M.S.O.M. students who are concurrently accepted into the Project Management Certificate program may use all applicable courses for both the M.S.O.M. degree and the Project Management Certificate.

Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Required Courses
OMGT 5253Leadership Principles and Practices (Sp, Su, Fa)3
OMGT 5783Project Management for Operations Managers (Irregular)3
OMGT 5983Advanced Project Management (Irregular)3
Choose one elective:3
Quality Management (Irregular)
Cost Estimation Models (Irregular)
Economic Decision Making (Irregular)
Organizing for Change (Irregular)
Total Hours12