Course: BSc (Hons) Business Management for the Equine Industry

Department: Equine

Type: Degree

Duration: Three years or one year for the ‘top up’

The Programme

As part of this degree programme you will learn a combination of equine business and science, giving you an in-depth understanding of the business side to the equine industry.  Mixing science and business is a key part of this course, allowing students to understand the technical aspects of the equine industry and how it relates to business. A final year ‘top up’ is also available for applicants who have a HND or Foundation Degree in an appropriate subject. 

What You Study

  • Fundamentals of business
  • Equine industry and event management
  • Equine exercise physiology
  • Equine marketing management
  • Equitation (elective)
  • Entrepreneurship and equine resource technology
  • Strategic management 
  • Human resource management
  • Equine operations management. 

How To Apply

For the three-year BSc programme, application is through UCAS, using code N2D4.

If you wish to enter into the final year of the course following successful completion of a relevant FdSc or HND qualification, please apply either via UCAS (selecting year of entry three) or our online application form.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 80 UCAS points at A-Level, relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent or an Access to Higher Education Diploma, plus a satisfactory reference.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

For advanced entry to final level, a relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree is required.

Dean Shaw

BSc (Hons) Business Management for the Equine Industry

After completing the Level Three Diploma in Horse Management at Bishop Burton College, Dean progressed to study at degree level with a focus on business, which led to his role as Horse Producer at WS Equestrian.