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Equine Enterprise Management Certificate Program

Equine Enterprise Management certificate program

Oklahoma State University undergraduate students in any major can participate in our Equine Enterprise Management certificate program. It consists of 15 hours required courses and 5 hours elective courses.

This certificate program gives students an education focused on equine while preparing them to be knowledgeable professionals in the horse industry through advanced training and hands-on learning. The program is designed to ensure students are career-ready by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the horse industry.

Students will receive documentation of their equine training and education upon completion of the program, which will be registered officially on their transcript.

Program Courses

Courses for the Equine Enterprise Management certificate program incorporate scientific training, practical experience, and business skills while primarily focusing on equine.

Required Courses - 15 hours

  • ACCT 2103 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • AGEC - Select one of the following: (3 credits)
    • AGEC 3323 - Agricultural Product Marketing and Sales
    • AGEC 3423 - Farm and Agribusiness Management
    • AGEC 3713 - Agricultural Law or LSB 3213
  • ANSI 3533 - Horse Production and Management (3 credits)
  • ANSI 4423 - Horse Science (3 credits)
  • ANSI 4703 - Equine Enterprise Management (3 credits)

Elective Courses - 5 hours

  • ANSI 1401 - Equine Behavior and Handling (1 credit)
  • ANSI 3222 - Advanced Equine Evaluation (2 credits)
  • ANSI 3310 - Advanced Competitive Evaluation (2 credits)
  • ANSI 3402 - Equine Training Methods (2 credits)
  • ANSI 3633 - Equine Sales Preparation (3 credits)
  • ANSI 3643 - Equine Breeding and Foaling (3 credits)
  • ANSI 4900 - Special Problems - Horse Farm Experience (1-3 credits)
  • ANSI 4910 - Animal Industry Internship (1-3 credits) *Must be Equine Oriented

Equine-Related Course Descriptions

Below are equine related courses available in the Equine Enterprise Management certificate program. Students seeking an animal science degree can also work with their faculty academic advisor to incorporate equine based courses into their plan of study in addition to the general education and specific degree requirements.

  • Advanced Spring and Fall Equine Evaluation
    Two complementary evaluation classes for students wishing to be on the competitive fall judging team.

  • Equine Behavior and Handling
    Work with horses on the ground and learn safe handling practices, basic equine science, health concepts and behavior.

  • Equine Training Methods
    Students are assigned a long-yearling and taught how to properly handle, groom, trim feet, lunge, saddle, and bridle the colts and fillies.

  • Equine Breeding and Foaling
    Practical experience managing and observing pre-partum mares in addition to watching the stages of parturition. Students will be responsible for care of the mare and foal.
  • Equine Sales and Marketing
    Professional marketing schemes, including horse descriptions, photography, and videography. Work with OSU sale prospects to train on the ground, under saddle, and for sale preparation for annual production sale.

  • Horse Science
    Applying scientific principles from their core courses to the equine industry.

  • Horse Management and Production
    Provide students with general management information from disciplines, including economics, marketing, behavior, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, and exercise physiology.

  • Equine Enterprise Management
    Business aspects related to management of an equine based enterprise.

Contact Information

We invite you to learn more about our department and the many opportunities available to you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Steven CooperSteven Cooper
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Equine Chair
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