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Equine Management

University of Guelph
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Equine Management

Experience a hands-on approach to learning about the management of horses and equine-associated industries and businesses. Learn about the biology, physiology and behaviour of horses and horse handling and routine care. The economic and management components of the program will develop your understanding of business, ethics, and sustainability for a leadership role in the industry.

The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (B.B.R.M) program is Canada's first degree program to offer a specialization in equine management. The unique program combines learning the biology, physiology and behaviour of horses with developing competencies in handling horses and knowledge of the economic and managerial aspects of the equine industry. It features a hands-on approach to managing horses and provides a solid foundation in business principles and ethics with a focus on the environment and sustainability.

Graduating students will be prepared for a broad range of leadership and managerial positions in the industry. Students can also take this major as an entry point to the field of veterinary medicine.

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Admission requirements

Admission to semester one of a degree program and General Studies is available in the Fall semester only. A semester one degree applicant is defined as one who will receive fewer than 2.00 transfer credits upon admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Semester 1 - Fall

  • Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Equine Management

Semester 2 - Winter

  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry Today

Semester 3 - Fall

  • Management Accounting
  • Soil Science
  • Equine Event Management
  • Equine Industry Trends and Issues I

Semester 4 - Winter

  • Introduction to Equine Nutrition
  • Equine Facility Management and Design

Semester 5 - Fall

  • Agricultural Animal Physiology
  • Animal Disorders
  • Managed Grasslands
  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Statistics for Business Decisions

Semester 6 - Winter

  • Equine Health Management

Semester 7 - Fall

  • Equine Industry Trends and Issues II
  • Equine Integrated Project

Semester 8 - Winter

  • Equine Reproduction
  • Advanced Equine Nutrition

Restricted Electives

Scholarships & funding

We offer several scholarships, for more information please visit our website.


International fees - $30,500- $42,200CAD

Career paths

  • Breeding and foaling manager
  • Equine industry consultant
  • Equine rehabilitation specialist
  • Equine event/facility manager
  • Equine marketing, sales & promotio

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University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, with top marks in student experience. No matter where you're from, once you enrol at U of G, you’re part of a community – a network of...

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The city of Guelph was ranked in 2019 as one of the top 50 places to live in Canada.

The university campus boats a gorgeous walking campus, stunning greenery and beautiful building and facilities.

With over 200 student clubs, 7 dining halls, 19 intramural sports and a 25,000 sq. foot fitness centre, you can see why we are recognized as a Canadian leader in student experience.

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University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario

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