Dr. Wayne Freeman
Director of MBA Program
Are you an equine professional who dreams of owning and operating your horse business? Look no further! St. Andrews University is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new online MBA specialization in Equine Entrepreneurship. This program is specifically designed for individuals like you who are passionate about the equine industry and want to acquire the essential business knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field.
St. Andrews University recognizes that the horse industry is a unique and specialized field, requiring a blend of equestrian expertise and business acumen. Our Equine Entrepreneurship specialization aims to bridge the gap between these two worlds, equipping you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the horse business.
One of the standout features of our program is its flexibility. The online format allows you to pursue your MBA from anywhere in the world, fitting the coursework into your busy schedule. The Equine Entrepreneurship specialization can be completed in as little as one year, enabling you to fast-track your journey towards owning and operating your dream horse business.
The curriculum of this specialized MBA program comprises 12 courses, totaling 36 credits. These courses cover a range of essential business topics explicitly tailored to the equine industry. Students will delve into equine law and ethics, learning about the legal and ethical considerations unique to the horse business. The entrepreneurship course will equip you with the skills to identify opportunities, develop business plans, and navigate the challenges of launching and managing an equine enterprise. Financial reporting is vital to any business, and our program ensures you gain a solid foundation in this area. Additionally, a two-course practicum experience awaits you, providing hands-on learning opportunities and the chance to tackle real-world equine business challenges.
The practicum experience is a highlight of the program, allowing students to consult with a local equine business to solve a specific business problem. This practical component ensures that you apply your newfound knowledge meaningfully while building connections within the industry. The beauty of the practicum is that it can be tailored to your specific interests, enabling you to explore areas that align with your long-term goals.
Applications for the Fall 2023 semester are now open, and we encourage all equine professionals who desire to excel in the industry’s business side to apply. As an added benefit, St. Andrews University graduates are eligible for scholarships, making this specialized MBA even more accessible.
To learn more about the Equine Entrepreneurship program and explore how it can propel your career in the horse business, please feel free to contact Toni Forrest at [email protected] or 910.550.3558. Toni and our dedicated team are here to support you throughout the application process and address any questions you may have.
St. Andrews University is committed to empowering equine professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic world of horse business. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to combine your passion for horses with the business savvy required to make a lasting impact in the industry. Apply now and embark on an exciting journey towards becoming a successful equine entrepreneur. We look forward to welcoming you to the St. Andrews University community!