Equine Management (EQM)
Out of Province Requirements
Pursue Your Passion Working with Horses
Hands-On Horse Care and Knowledge
The program combines a solid background in business, biological sciences and equine management through practical and theoretical experience in biology, physiology, business and horse behaviour.
Entry into Veterinary Medicine
Students can take this major as an entry point to the field of veterinary medicine and further develop their career in the animal health field.
Access Experiential Learning Opportunities
Experience a hands-on approach to learning about the management of horses and equine industries and businesses. Participate in international exchange, field trips, co-op, an internship course working with the U of G teaching herd, and independent research projects.
What Can You Do with a Degree in EQM?
Graduating students of the Equine Management program will be prepared for a broad range of leadership and managerial positions in the equine industry. Students can also take this major as an entry point to the field of veterinary medicine.
Here are just a few careers our EQM program graduates have successfully pursued:
- Breeding and foaling manager
- Equine industry consultant
- Equine rehabilitation specialist
- Equine event/facility manager
- Insurance broker
- Equine marketing, sales & promotion
Why Equine Management?
Have you always loved horses? The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (B.B.R.M) program at the University of Guelph is Canada's first-degree program to offer a specialization in equine management. Combine an understanding of biology, physiology and horse behaviour with the economic and managerial aspects of the equine industry.
Students in the Equine Management EQM program may also be interested in studying Animal Biology, Animal Science, Zoology, or other majors.
Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op
Our Equine Management co-op is a five-year program, with four co-op work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers. Co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.
Hear from Equine Management Students
Some courses are focused on equine science and the equine industry, while some courses are not related to horses, but they are useful for working as an equine professional in the future. I’m confident that all information that I learned will be helpful for my life after graduation.
Apart from working and learning about horses, interacting with a great group of people who share my passion and interest is the best part of the program.
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