1. School of Equine Studies
  2. Equine Business Administration

Equine Business Administration| Major

The Equine Business Administration Major combines equestrian business management with an exploration of the fundamentals of business administration, marketing, accounting, economics and human resource management.

Business acumen and a strong equine knowledge base are essential to the success of all equine businesses. The Equine Business Administration program is a multidisciplinary plan of study which prepares students for success in a vast array of business and management positions in the equine industry. Students preparing for a career in equine business administration study personnel management, accounting, marketing, and business operations as well as a strong core in equine health care, anatomy, nutrition and lameness.

Coursework in equine-specific business techniques is emphasized. Essential skills and proficiency testing will be assessed periodically for students in this program.

Riding classes are an optional choice for students in this program. Students who do not take a riding class are not required to comply with Rider Fitness or Rider Size components of the Equine Studies Student and Rider Eligibility Standards. All other eligibility standards for equine studies students must be met by the student.

Requirements for the Major

61-68 semester credits including:

Equine Studies Course Requirements (36-40 Semester Credits)

  • BI 100 Concepts of Biology (3 SH) or BI 101/L Introductory Biology I/Lab (4 SH)**

    • Meets General Education Science Requirement

  • EQ 109 Introduction to the Equine Industry (3 SH)

  • EQ 110 Horse Care Practicum (4 SH)

  • EQ 202 Management of Equestrian Activities (3 SH)

  • EQ 210 Equine Health (3 SH)

  • EQ 211 Equestrian Business Essentials (3 SH)

  • EQ 212 Equestrian Facility Management and Operations (3 SH)

  • EQ 238 Equine Anatomy and Physiology I (3 SH)

  • EQ 239 Equine Anatomy and Physiology II (3 SH)

  • EQ 320 Equine Nutrition (3 SH)

  • EQ 331 Equine Lameness (3 SH)

  • EQ 491 Equine Business Administration Capstone (2-5 SH)

Business Course Requirements (24 Semester Credits)

  • AC 101 Accounting Principles I (3 SH)

  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 SH) (LEC CORE Requirement)

  • FN 315 Accounting and Finance for Not-For-Profit Organizations (3 SH)

  • CJ 315 Business Law I (3 SH)

  • MK 203 Marketing Principles (3 SH)

  • MK 301 Social and Digital Media Marketing (3 SH)

  • MN 200 Introduction to Management (3 SH)

  • MN 312 Human Resource Management (3 SH)

2 Semester Credits from EQ Group 2

Note: The required EQR Riding Class or EQ 115 class must be completed by the spring semester of junior year.

  • EQR 140 Beginning Forward Seat Riding (1 SH)

  • EQR 141 Novice Forward Seat Riding (1 SH)

  • EQR 112 Riding Fundamentals 2 (1 SH)

  • EQR 114 Principles of Dressage (1 SH)

  • EQR 201 Western Seat I (1 SH)

  • EQR 202 Western Seat II (1 SH)


  • EQ 115 Assisting with Therapeutic Riding (2 SH)

Students must either acquire First Aid and Adult CPR Certification or take PE 110 in Junior or Senior year, and hold status at the time of graduation.

School of Equine Studies Faculty