- This is a comprehensive Business degree with an Equine Business specialism. 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.
- 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).
- Graduates are likely to be primarily focused on careers in the equine industry but will also be well qualified to work in other sectors, such as in banking or financial services, business and management, marketing, or the public sector.
- A range of equine, business and management subjects are taken across the three years of the programme.
- Each year you develop your understanding of the business and how to manage within the equine industry and a wider appreciation of business, marketing and management.
- Students who opt in 2nd year to take a placement in 3rd year (subject to availability) are conferred with a BBA in Equine Business after four years.
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any required written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2020 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2020
The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.
Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students