Many young people who love horses dream of working with them when they finish school. In times past, the usual career option for a horse-lover was a riding instructor or groom, or perhaps a farrier or jockey. Things have changed radically in recent times and the equine industry has many different career paths for a student to consider.
The horseracing industry on its own is worth billions, and this week’s announcement that a new horseracing MBA is to be offered at the UK’s prestigious University of Liverpool comes as no surprise. The course is being launched this September by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) together with the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB), and can be studied for two years part-time or one year full-time. The course has seven scholarship places available, and is aimed at those who already work in the industry as well as students who wish to pursue a career in horseracing.
The core elements of the course encompass strategy, leadership, environmental management, innovation, financial resource management and entrepreneurship. An insight will be provided into the management of training centers and racecourses, advertising, sponsorship, bloodstock management, marketing and veterinary issues. Vocational training will take place through placements within the industry, stud and racecourse visits, media companies and the betting industry.
The world-class educational program is designed to nurture and encourage leaders within the horseracing industry. It’s hoped that the MBA will elevate the attraction of a long-term executive and business career within horseracing for overseas applicants as well as those from the UK.
The equine industry as a whole now has many serious job opportunities, and this new MBA in horseracing will enable successful students to develop a fantastic career in its most lucrative sector. If you want a job that will be challenging, rewarding and could potentially take you all over the world, perhaps an executive career within the horseracing industry is something you’d wish to consider.
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