WHAT WILL I STUDY?
This course is designed for students who are keen to apply theory and practice in a business environment whilst specialising in the equine industry. Students will learn how different organisations operate from initial start-up, strategy development, finance to management styles. The course provides students with strongly developed management skills, preparing them for a career within the equine or general business sector and is recognised by employers in a wide variety of settings. General business and management skills are developed in an equine-focussed environment, allowing students with a passion for horses to maintain focus and complete their degree programme successfully. If you are passionate about business and the equine industry then this is the course for you.
The course is designed to cover key issues in equine business management. Modules provide a solid foundation of business, law, management and academic skills knowledge, coupled with an introduction to the equine industry. Intermediate modules cover marketing, finance, Human Resources and management, coupled with a research module. Final year Honours modules are designed to enable students to analyse critically research (through a business dissertation) and study fields such as strategic management and business ethics and leadership.
The degree programme can either be studied purely academically as a three year programme or can be studied as a four year 'Sandwich' degree. If you choose the 'Sandwich' option, you will be required to undertake a minimum 48 week work placement (or two 24 week placements) in an area/s of your interest. The placement year is not mandatory but offers you an excellent opportunity to develop skills alongside your academic study, which will be recognised by future employers as a positive attribute.This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.
WHAT MODULES ARE COVERED?
Core Modules will include:
- Principles of Business Enterprise
- Equine Law
- Applied Equine Management
- Equine Industry
- Equine Event Management
- ASSET (academic study skills and employability)
- Research Design & Analysis
- Equine Strategic Marketing
- Managing Equine Enterprises
- Financial Planning & Management
- Enterprise Development
- Human Resource Management
Optional Placement Year
- Business Dissertation
- Strategic Business Management
- Management Consultancy Project
- Leadership, Innovation & Technology
- Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GET?
BA (Hons) Equine Business Management
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Each module will have its own specific assessment profile and may consist of coursework or examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment methods (case studies, reports, presentations, practicals etc) to allow for you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to help you build confidence in the subject and in yourself.
WHAT IS THE ENTRY PROCESS?
Applications should be made through UCAS, using the institution code for Warwickshire College Group: W25 and the course code: DN31.
If you are interested in joining the college in September 2017, we would welcome you to take part in one of our Open Events. You will take a tour of the campus, receive a presentation from staff and take away lots of useful information about studying at Moreton Morrell College and of course, get a 'feel' for what it might be like to be a student here.
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
Minimum qualifications: Full level 3
Normally applicants will be expected to have at least *88 UCAS points. This may be derived from:
- BTEC/C&G L3 qualification in Equine Management or a related subject; or
- Two/three A2 Levels; or Kitemarked Access to HE
- New UCAS tariff
Applicants will also need five GCSE’s at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Science and Mathematics.
Other qualifications such as Access to HE Diploma, Welsh/International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, Irish Higher Leaving Certificate and other international qualifications are acceptable, dependent on the overall grade/points achieved and the science content of the course.
Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience.
As a guide, students will be expected to have studied at A’ Level or completed relevant level 3 qualifications, however, all applicants will be assessed on individual experience. Application for recognition of prior learning is welcomed and will be considered.
The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities. All applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to study independently at HE level.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Students studying an Equine Degree at Moreton Morrell College can expect to learn in a friendly and supportive environment with experienced staff who will help you to achieve success within your chosen studies, as well as guiding you in future aspirations. Moreton Morrell College provides a dynamic learning environment to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge on a programme specifically designed to enhance your opportunities within industry.
Most students will pay nothing upfront for their course. For information on government loans and grants available for HE study, please visit the Student Finance website. Please note that applicants who already hold higher education qualifications may not be eligible for support and should enquire for further details.
Warwickshire College Group welcomes all students and will always aim to make reasonable adjustments to meet any specific needs or difficulties. In exceptional circumstances, the learning outcomes of some courses may mean that such adjustments are not possible and the college cannot guarantee that every requirement can be supported. Failure to disclose specific needs or difficulties to the college at an early stage in your application may delay the college in its ability to make reasonable adjustments or may prevent them altogether. Please discuss your individual circumstances with the admissions tutor as early as possible.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER THIS COURSE?
Due to the significant level of 'general' business component modules, this course facilitates entry into a wide variety of businesses and involvement in a range of functional activities.
If you're looking for an 'equine' related career following your degree, typical career options may include yard management/ownership, equine journalist, rehabilitation centre manager, equine lecturer, equine marketer and equine transport manager.
Progression to post-graduate qualifications includes MBA and teaching courses such as PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and CertEd (Certificate in Education).
This qualification allows for enhanced entry to the post graduate Marketing qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).