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Equine Business, BBS

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
This is a comprehensive Business degree with an Equine Business specialism at the Maynooth University. This unique degree focuses on the development of professional management skills for the equine industry and has been designed for students who would like to pursue an exciting and rewarding management career in this dynamic sector.
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Overview

Students study equine business as a specialism throughout their degree, including themes such as: thoroughbred racing and equestrian sport and its management here in Ireland and internationally.

This degree enables you to develop an understanding of equine leisure and tourism, and stud farm management sectors of the industry, as well as the functions of a business, including marketing, management, information systems, and operations.Horse Racing Ireland and Maynooth University offer four Michael Osborne Equine Business Scholarships each year for the three years of the Equine Business degree. The objective of the scholarships is to promote Irish and international horse racing.

Students have the opportunity to take a one-year work placement (subject to availability) or spend third year studying at either the University of Arizona on the Racetrack Industry programme or the University of Kentucky (subject to availability).

Career Options 

  • Business graduates are consistently among the most employable in the Irish education system.
  • Equine graduates typically enter careers in stud farm management, racetrack management, regulatory organisations, bloodstock sales, marketing/promotions, the betting sector, equine leisure and tourism sector, and ancillary businesses (e.g. feed, transport, veterinary services, equipment, insurance, accountancy, and teaching), here in Ireland or abroad.
  • The School of Business also offers a range of postgraduate programmes for Equine graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Course Duration: 3 years (BBS) or 4 years (BBA)

  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Business Landscapes
  • Business Models And Marketing
  • Introduction To Accounting
  • Introduction To Managing Innovation
  • Introduction To The Equine Industry 
  • Microeconomics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3415 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3415 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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