Alfred University's Minor in Equine Business Management is for anyone interested in working in the business and management aspects of the equine industry. You will learn the tools necessary to achieve your goal of a successful equine business.

Equine Business Management

Alfred University's major in Equine Business Management is for anyone interested in working in the organizational, managerial, and commercial aspects of the equine industry, as well as students interested in advanced performance horse care, equine reproduction, instruction and stable management.


Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY


Equine Business Management (BS)


Equine Business Management

Bachelor of Science Equine Business Management degree requirements as of Spring 2023. Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours excluding physical fitness credits to meet graduation requirements. At least 60 credit hours must be classified as liberal arts core and elective credit hours. Students must also complete at least 48 hours in business courses of which 30 credit hours need to be level 300 or above. Requirements are subject to change.

Business Core Credits (34 Credits)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSI 105 Business Perspectives 1
BUSI 106 Contemporary Business 3
BUSI 499 Business Policy 3
FIN 348 Managerial Finance 3
International Business 3
LAW 241 Legal Environment of Business 3
MIS 390 Intro to Management Information Systems 3
MGMT 328 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 484 Operations Management 3
MKTG 221 Marketing Principles & Management


Equine Business Management Major (15 Credits)
BUSI 439 Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century 3
LAW 442 Commercial Law 3
MGMT 485 Equestrian Operations Management 3
MKTG 282 Sales Management 3
MKTG 333 Equine Marketing 3
Liberal Arts Core Credits (44 Credits)
BUSI 113 Descriptive Analysis & Statistics 3
BUSI 213 Research Methods for Business 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 4
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 300 Upper Level Economics 3
ENGL 101 Writing I 4
ENGL 102 Writing II 4
MATH 104 Quant Methods for Business 4
MIS 101 Analytics I 3
Humanity Elective 4
Natural Science Elective 4
Social Science Elective 4
UNIV 101 Common Ground 1

(120 Credits plus Physical Fitness)

If you are interested in the management of an equine business or working in the equine industry, you will benefit from our collaborative minor between Equestrian Studies and the College of Business. You must complete at least half of your Alfred University minor course work at Alfred University. A grade point average of at least a "C" (2.0) must be attained for courses submitted for completion of the minor.

Equine Business Management Minor Requirements

  • ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
  • BUSI 439 Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
  • EQUS 215 Equine Business Management
  • MKTG 221 Marketing Principles and Management
  • MKTG 482 Sales Management

Plus a minimum of 6 credit hours from among the following equestrian courses:

  • EQUS 200 Topics (approval depending on course content)
  • EQUS 205 Introduction to Equine Science
  • EQUS 216 Horse Show Management
  • EQUS 218 Judging Horse Shows
  • EQUS 223 Hunter and Jumping Course Design

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"This community is like a family, and we all want to see each other succeed. I have spent more time in Alfred than any other place in my life, and this will always be a home to me."

Kassandra McCarn, 2018
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