The University of Louisville
Equine Industry Program
When it comes to horses, we mean business.
The University of Louisville offers the world’s only equine industry degree from an accredited college of business, giving you the opportunity to turn your love of horses into a viable career.
Situated in the heart of horse country and a mile and a quarter from Churchill Downs Racetrack, UofL is distinctively positioned to offer an equine business program. There is no other institution similarly dedicated to the combination of horse commerce, business enterprise, and academics.
The goal of the Equine Industry Program (EIP) is to produce graduates with an education in sound business and management skills. We are committed to all breeds and disciplines.
An intense, four-year program, the EIP gives students the professional skills they need to succeed in the horse industry. Courses include management of industry businesses and organizations, industry economics, equine marketing, equine law and taxation, racetrack and stable operations, current issues, and special topic courses that rotate based on current student interests.
The program features small class sizes, individualized advising and program planning, study abroad possibilities, and equine industry research opportunities. Internships in the horse industry, a variety of horse clubs and riding teams, prominent guest lecturers from across the globe, and regional field trips round out this exceptional educational experience.
For over 33 years, the College of Business has been providing equine degrees with a rigorous business focus. The Equine Industry Program offers degree options to fit your lifestyle and goals.
- A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a major in Equine Business consists of 120 hours.
- A one-year undergraduate certificate in Equine Business for those who have already earned a four-year degree and are seeking specialized training in equine business. It consists of 30 hours of study in Equine Business.
- A minor in Equine Business is available to all majors at UofL who meet program prerequisites.
Learn more about how you can advance a career in equine business at Business.Louisville.edu/Equine