This program is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of careers in the equine industry, and to graduate the future leaders of the equine industry. The objective of this program is to provide students with a core set of skills considered to be vital in the equine industry, and then guide students in customizing the supporting internships based on specific career path interests. The curriculum focuses on developing skill sets in equine sciences, marketing, management, public affairs, communication and leadership.
Requirements leading to the Master of Equine Industry Management degree:
21 required graduate credit hours and 15 elective hours.
- ANSC 621 – Issues in the Equine Industry; Credit 3
- ANSC 612 – Equine Reproduction; Credit 3
- ANSC 611 – Equine Nutrition; Credit 3
- VLCS 422 – Equine Disease and Epidemiology; Credit 3
- ANSC 685 – Directed Studies; Credit 3
- ANSC 684 – Professional Internship; Credit 6
- ALED 340 – Professional Leadership Development; Credit 3
- MGMT 675 – Leadership & Organization; Credit 3
- AGCJ 303 – Agriculture Media Writing II; Credit 3
- AGCJ 306 – Theory of Ag Public Relations; Credit 3
- AGCJ 404 – Communicating Ag Information to the Public; Credit 3
- AGEC 619 – Managerial Economics in Agribusiness; Credit 3
- MKTG 621 – Survey of Marketing; Credit 3
- MKTG 656 – Marketing Communications Management; Credit 3
- MKTG 658 – Managing Projects; Credit 3
- No more than 9 hours of upper level (300 and 400) undergraduate courses.
- Combination of ANSC 681 and 685 hours must not exceed 25% of the degree plan (9 hours).
- ANSC 691 – Research credit hours may not be used.
This is a non-thesis degree. The professional internship seminar will be announced for public attendance prior to the final exam by the advisory committee.
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