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. The program is offered and administered by the Department of Animal Biosciences and the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Ontario students applying to the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management - Equine Management program require 4U English; 4U Biology; four additional 4U or 4M courses.
Full information on admission requirements can be found here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c04/index.shtml
Sample First Year Courses
- Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems
- Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Introductory Microeconomics
- Introduction to Equine Management
- Introductory Financial Accounting
- Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
- General Chemistry I or Chemistry Today
For full course descriptions and a listing of second, third and fourth year courses, check out the undergraduate calendar here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c10/c10bbrm-eqm.shtml
Life as an Equine Management Student
Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Read about student experiences through the following student profiles:
- Meet Julia, equine management student
- Meet Rachel, equine management student
- Meet Carissa, equine management student
- Breeding and foaling manager
- Equine industry consultant
- Equine rehabilitation specialist
- Equine event/facility manager
- Equine marketing, sales & promotion
- Equine nutrition consultant