Four year bachelor study International Equine Business Management at Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten

International Equine Business Management

2 years
Education type
Bachelor programme
Field of interest
Animal sciences
Field of interest
Field of interest

The study programme

Imagine turning your love of horses into a lifetime career. Well, you can, because the equine sector offers a wide range of opportunities both in employment and as an entrepreneur. And the International Equine Business Management programme prepares you for this with a combination of equine and business related subjects. The focus is on business administration, while bearing in mind a shared love of horses, and helping you to gain extensive knowledge on how to manage an equine business. The fun part is that you can focus on your passion, and that you can even bring your own horse and stall it in our stables.

Admission requirements

This is how you get admitted

  • Do you have any questions about admission?

    Please contact our International Office by sending an email to

Practical matters

What you need to know...

  • Application
    • Start date for this programme: 1 September
    • Application open as of: 1 October
    • Application deadline for non-EU applicants: 1 April
    • Application deadline for applicants from the EU: 1 May

    You can apply through Studielink. Studielink is an online application tool in the Netherlands that allows your enrolment details to be automatically forwarded to Aeres University of Applied Sciences.

    On this page, you will find more information about your application.

  • Fees and funding
    • Tuition fee for students from the EU 2024-2025: €2.530,-
    • Tuition fee for students from outside the EU 2024-2025: €9.434,-
    • Non-EU applicants can apply forThe NL Scholarship

    When you're going to study abroad, it's good to know what to expect finanicially. Here you can find information about tuition fees and other (study) costs.

  • Other practical matters

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Get to know

A student's perspective

Students talking and writing with horse in background
International campus Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten
horse stables paardenplaats from Aeres University of Applied Sciences at Aeres Farms
Programme content

This is what you will learn

First year

The first year of this programme consists of four modules that provide you with first-hand knowledge of advanced equine practices in the Netherlands and valuable insights into the contrasts in business cultures and work ethics in countries around the world.

Second year

In the second year, you get to choose two business oriented minors that match the career you have in mind. This is followed by an international internship with a company in the equine business sector and the writing of your graduation thesis. The thesis provides the company with solutions in a research-based business plan or an advisory report.


Your options after graduation

  • Career opportunities

    Upon graduation, you will have broadened your knowledge and mastered essential business skills for a career in international equine business management. Here are some of the career opportunities you can look forward to:

    • International equine business consultant
    • International sales representative
    • Export manager
    • International marketing manager
    • International equine business owner
    • International equine event or account manager
    • Adviser at an international policy institute
  • Further studies

    If you do not feel like starting your career in food business just yet, you can further your studies with us. We provide two English 1-year master’s programmes:


Time for the next step!

Any questions? Ask our international office!