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Equine Business Management AAS

Applied Associate of Science Degree

Coursework in the Equine Business Management Degree focuses on the specific needs of the student, whether that is to work for a large corporation or to manage a business as a sole proprietor. Students may simultaneously pursue an AAS in Equine Business Management and complete a certificate as most classes are required in both. Some of the careers available to graduates include Extension Horse Specialist, Auctioneer, College Professor/Instructor, Equine Industry Retailer/Salesman, Farm/Ranch Manager, Public Relations & Marketing, Equine Journalist, Pedigree Analyst, Horse Show Manager, and Breed Association Administration.

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be able to:

  • Describe the different segments of the equine industry and the role they play economically.
  • Apply principles of leadership to organizational group dynamics.
  • Propose effective communication and conflict management techniques.
  • Record a business transaction in the journals and ledgers of the accounting system.
  • Prepare financial statements (income statement, statement of owner's equity, balance sheet) for a business entity.

This degree is completed primarily face-to-face, however some of the core curriculum and business course requirements may be completed online or at other NCTC campuses. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements 

First Year First Semester
AGEQ 1319 HORSEMANSHIP I 3 credit hours
OR
AGEQ 1300 ENGLISH EQUITATION I 3 credit hours
OR
AGEQ 1370 LOCAL NEEDS - PRINCIPLES OF RANCH HORSE RIDING I 3 credit hours
AGEQ 1411 EQUINE SCIENCE I (HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT) 4 credit hours
AGEQ 1205 EQUINE ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT 2 credit hours
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
BMGT 1327
First Year Second Semester
AGEQ 1315 HORSE EVALUATION I 3 credit hours
BMGT 1327 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3 credit hours
ACCT 2301 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3 credit hours
OR
ACNT 1303 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I 3 credit hours
AGEQ 1322 FUNDAMENTALS OF RIDING INSTRUCTION 3 credit hours
OR
AGEQ 1391 SPECIAL TOPICS III 3 credit hours
OR
AGEQ 1371 LOCAL NEEDS - PRINCIPLES OF RANCH HORSE RIDING II 3 credit hours
LANGUAGE,PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE, OR CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Year First Semester
MATHXXX CORE COLLEGE MATH 3 credit hours
SPCH XXXX COMMUNICATIONS CORE 3 credit hours
BUSG 1304 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ADIVISING 3 credit hours
AGRI 2317 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS 3 credit hours
OR
AGRI 2301 AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS 3 credit hours
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CORE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Year Second Semester
AGEQ 2311 EQUINE SCIENCE II (ADVANCED HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT) 3 credit hours
AGEQ 2310 EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 credit hours
AGAH 1372 AGRICULTURAL SPANISH 3 credit hours
BMGT 2309 LEADERSHIP 3 credit hours
AGEQ 2386 INTERNSHIP - EQUINE SCIENCE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: AGEQ 2386 Internship - Equestrian/Equine Studies is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.