Equine Business Management/Non-Riding - B.S.
The Equine Business Management/Non-Riding bachelor's degree program prepares students to manage all aspects of an equine business. By combining a solid business core with specialized equine courses, students are prepared for all aspects of the equine industry. Students learn how to perform the day-to-day tasks of running an equine business as well as manage events, market appropriately and create an environmentally friendly business.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Design a comprehensive health plan that addresses the interaction between nutrition and disease and predicts the needs of different classes of horses.
- Differentiate the relative merits of sport horses and use that evaluation to determine the most appropriate use for each type of horse.
- Develop a comprehensive business plan for the management of all aspects of an equine-related business.
- Evaluate the impact of available resources including environmental resources, effective marketing and regulatory compliance on equine businesses.
- Apply appropriate ethics as they relate to managing an equine business, its employees and its horses.
- Evaluate the impact of various international influences on the historical development of the modern equine industry.
Equine Business Management students take a suite of courses from the College of Business designed to provide them with up to the minute business skills. Students develop financial literacy, strategic planning, operations management and total quality management skills alongside traditional business majors.
Specialized science-based equine classes develop the understanding of the functioning of the horse with study in anatomy, lameness, physiology, sports therapy, genetics, nutrition, diseases and reproduction. Further classes develop the ability to evaluate horses for sport, develop a farm management plan and manage horse shows. Through these equine academic courses, graduates are expected to demonstrate competencies in formulating rations, design a herd health program, selecting sport horses and developing an equine business plan.
Students gain hands-on experience in all aspects of horse management including health and dental maintenance, nutrition, facilities management, equipment usage, trailering, lunging, ground driving, vaccination and anthelmintic programs.
All students participate in the internship program which allows them to work in the equine industry at approved establishments. A sampling of the positions that students have filled upon graduation include farm manager, equine advertising account manager, sales representative, insurance agent, horse show personnel, and horse/breed association publicist.
Core and elective courses in the College of Arts & Sciences provide the critical thinking and communication skills that are considered essential by employers along with the chance for students to explore areas of personal interest.
To participate in the Equine Business Management program, each student, with or without reasonable accommodations must be able to safely (including the safety of the horse, where applicable) meet minimum technical standards as described for this program
Johnson & Wales’ equine programs offer a variety of extracurricular activities for students, including seminars and clinics with nationally and internationally recognized speakers from equine industry, an equine-specific job fair, annual attendance to the Equine Affaire, and field-trips to regional training and competition farms.
Johnson & Wales University participates in equine sports through two distinct competitive teams: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA).
The IHSA team competes in hunter seat equitation throughout New England, is consistently regionally and nationally competitive, and hosts shows annually at the Center for Equine Studies. In 2018 Johnson & Wales University had a National Champion in Individual Intermediate Over Fences.
The IDA team at Johnson & Wales University is a charter member, hosts two competitions yearly and travels regionally to compete. The IDA team has won numerous regional and national awards. In 2012 Johnson & Wales University won the National Championship and in 2013 was the reserve national champion team for IDA.
The home of Johnson & Wales' Equine Studies programs, the Center for Equine Studies, is located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, a short drive from Providence. The farm includes a 32-stall barn with attached 170' x 70' mirrored indoor riding hall with waxed footing, radiant heat and a 75” flat panel display system with integrated smart-classroom technology. The facility is equipped with a pine- paneled observation room housing communication technology that allow clinicians to address students and spectators during mounted lessons, a traditional digitally equipped classroom for on-property lectures and a student lounge area for study and relaxation between classes.
The arena, attached 32-stall barn and classroom areas all tout state-of-the-art high speed wifi coverage allowing for streaming and integration of remote technology with all aspects of Equine Studies programs. The property also features several pastures, turnout paddocks and two round-pens used for schooling horses.
Rounding out the facility are two show-quality outdoor arenas: a 225' x 100' multipurpose jumping ring and a 220' x 80' dressage ring with judge’s box. A new addition to the facility is a derby-style jumping field with banks, ditches, and step jumps which allows students to gain knowledge and expertise of riding in various settings.
The horses for school use are all selected for their training and temperament. Many different breeds are represented, including Dutch Warmblood, Hanoverian, Swedish Warmblood, Holsteiner, Thoroughbred, Oldenburg, Quarter Horse and Arabian. Many of the horses have successful show records which include competition experience at the FEI level of dressage, on the hunter/jumper circuit and in eventing.
Equine Business Management/Non-Riding
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|EQN1001||Introduction to Equine Studies||3|
|EQN1006||Introduction to Equine Studies Laboratory||1|
|EQN1020||Equine Anatomy and Lameness||3|
|EQN1025||Equine Anatomy and Lameness Laboratory||1|
|EQN1080||Equine Management Lab||1|
|EQN2001||Foundations of Riding Theory||3|
|EQN2020||Equine Physiology and Sports Therapy||3|
|EQN2025||Equine Physiology and Sports Therapy Laboratory||1|
|EQN3040||Sport Horse Evaluation and Judging||3|
|EQN3350||Equine Facility Design and Operation Management||3|
|EQN4050||Horse Farm Management||3|
|EQN4900||Management and Demonstration of Skills Capstone||1|
|Choose 9 credits from the following: *||9|
|Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I|
|Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice II|
|Not-For-Profit and Governmental Accounting|
|Creative Concepts and Strategy|
|Spreadsheets for Data Analysis|
|Introduction to Technical Communication|
|Introduction to Newswriting|
|Advanced Business Communication|
|Introduction to Entrepreneurship|
|Pitching & Planning New Ventures|
|Small Business Management|
|Equine Reproduction and Genetics|
|Equine Competition Management and Course Design|
|Introduction to Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies|
|Application of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies|
|The Legal Environment of Business II|
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
|Operations and Supply Chain Management I|
|Workforce Planning and Deployment|
|Training and Development|
|Key Account Management|
|Introduction to the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management Industry|
|Choose 12 credits from the following: **||12|
|College of Arts & Sciences Internship|
|Directed Experiential Education D|
|Undergraduate Research Experience|
|Honors Directed Academic Experience|
|Related Professional Studies|
|BUS1001||Introduction to Business and Management||3|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||3|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||3|
|MGMT2001||Human Resource Management||3|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities||6|
Two courses from different disciplines: ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, PHIL, or REL
|Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)|
Choose one of the following:
|Introduction to Life Science|
|Introduction to Exercise Physiology|
|Introduction to Ecology|
One course from ANTH, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC, RES or SOC
One course with EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|8-9 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||8-9|
Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites.
In lieu of an internship, directed experiential education, research course, or study abroad, students may use the Applied/Experiential Learning credits towards a minor.
D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS).
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000 level courses
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