College 3 x 5: Equine Business Management Programs
High school students often don’t know what a big world awaits them in college; they don’t often know how to combine their extracurricular activities with another discipline that could lead to a career path. My own daughters were both horse riders from age eight to eighteen, a hobby that taught them patience, determination, leadership, and required a discipline unlike many other hobbies. When our children are searching for a career that honors both their natural abilities and their acquired interests, I encourage them to search for a college where creative majors could offer them the best of both worlds. In the US, the equine industry is a $112 billion industry. Equine Business Management is a major designed for students interested in the business of horses, the organizational and commercial aspects of the equine industry such as Veterniary Practice Operations, Facilities Operation, Equine Appraisal, Racetrack Operation, Breed Marketing, Breeding Management, Equine Law, and Horse Show Event Planning. Here are five colleges that offer Equine Business Management majors:
The typical Equine Business major at Otterbein takes a course of studythat includes Equine Anatomy & Physiology, Micro- and Macroeconomics, Equine Medical Management, Non-Profit Management, and Legal Aspects of the Equine Industry.
Internshipsare required for all Equine Business majors; students at Otterbein often combine their interests to design internships that include writing, equine massage, veterinary science, and event planning.
By the numbers: Acceptance rate: 74%; SAT Mid-ranges: CR 490-590, M 480-580; ACT Mid-range: 21-26.
Equine Science and Management students enjoy mentoring and research collaboration within the equine industry in the “Horse Capitol of the World,” enjoying state-of-the-art facilitieson and near campus.
In addition to the Equine Management track in the Department of Business and Technology, Montana Western offers the country’s only undergraduate degree in Natural Horsemanship, utilizing an experiential approach to working with horses.
The Department of Animal Scienceoffers specializations in animal industry, animal biology, aquaculture, avian sciences, companion animal biology, equine science, laboratory animals, and livestock production.
The department has its own advising centerfor students to connect with internships and jobs.
By the numbers: 41% acceptance rate; SAT Mid-ranges: CR 510-640, M 570-700; ACT Mid-range: 24-30.