Equine Business Management/Non-Riding - BS
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 Management 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.
Many 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.
Johnson & Wales’ equine programs offer a variety of extracurricular activities for students, including student dressage shows, schooling shows, seminars and clinics. The university hosts seminars and career nights with nationally recognized speakers from the equine industry.
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 and hosts shows annually at the Center for Equine Studies.
The university is a charter member of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association, hosts two competitions yearly and travels regionally to compete. The university is president college for Northeast Region A. The university’s dressage team has won numerous regional and national awards and has been represented at every national championship by team members. In 2012 Johnson & Wales University won the National Championship and in 2013 was the reserve national champion team for IDA.
The university participates in events through several combined tests held at the Equine Center. Students have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge through selected field trips including Equine Affaire and the annual upstate New York breeding farms trip.
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 170’ x 70’ mirrored indoor riding hall with waxed footing, radiant heat, attached 32-stall barn, pastures and turnout paddocks. It also features 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. A new addition to the facility is a derby-style jumping field with banks, ditches, and step jumps. Students gain knowledge of riding in the open and setting pace.
The Johnson & Wales Center for Equine Studies is equipped with a pine-paneled observation room housing state-of-the-art communication technology that allow clinicians to address students and spectators during mounted lessons.
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 Morgan. 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||4.5|
|EQN1010||Equine Physiology and Sports Therapy||4.5|
|EQN1020||Equine Anatomy and Lameness||4.5|
|EQN1080||Equine Management Lab I||2.25|
|EQN2074||Equine Facilities and Management Laboratory||4.5|
|EQN3000||Foundations of Riding Theory||4.5|
|EQN3010||Equine Reproduction and Genetics||4.5|
|EQN3040||Sport Horse Evaluation and Judging||4.5|
|EQN4050||Horse Farm Management||4.5|
|Choose 9 credits from EQN, ENTR, MGMT, MRKT designated courses or ASCI4799 *||9|
|Related Professional Studies|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||4.5|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||4.5|
|MGMT1001||Contemporary Business Management I||4.5|
|MGMT2001||Human Resource Management||4.5|
|MRKT1001||Principles of Marketing||4.5|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||13.5|
|Advanced Composition and Communication|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities||9|
Two courses from different disciplines: ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, PHIL or REL
|Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)|
|Introduction to Life Science|
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
|Free Electives #|
|22.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university.||22.5|
Students may use up to 4.5 free elective credits as additional internship credits.
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‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are not offered Online.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.
# In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to 3 graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, minor, Arts & Science, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.