The English-taught bachelor’s degree in International Equine Business Management is a business management degree in which the horse plays a central part. Business management subjects make up 70% of the International Equine Business Management course. While horse-related subjects make up the remaining 30%.
The focus on equine management makes it easier for students to absorb the information on the business management ubjects such as marketing and economics.
Export Business Plan
One of the things that the students will learn during the study programme is how to write advisory policy memos. Student choose a current topic within the international sector such as doping in equestrian sports or identification & registration and draw up an advisory policy report. Students also learn how to set up an export strategy and edit an export business plan.
It is, however, important for students on the International Equine Business Management degree to have some prior experience in the equine sector. While you do not need to own your own horse in order to take this degree, we do consider it important for you to have some knowledge of the sector and to have some experience in working with horses.
The benefit of the 70/30 split within the programme is that students receive a broad education which would prepare them for a variety of careers. Graduates find jobs both within and outside the sector. After completing the programme, they will have a solid degree that will be a valuable asset in the job market. Graduates can be found working in many different places. Some choose to start their own business. Others are hired for policy-making positions by town councils or get jobs at the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS), equestrian insurance companies, the Federation of Dutch Equestrian Centres (FNRS), the Rabobank or event organisations. Some graduates intentionally choose a career outside the sector and horses normally remain a hobby. You really can do anything you like with a degree in International Equine Business Management.