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Equine Business Management

Equine ClassroomOtterbein’s Equine Business Management major offers an intensive horse-centered curriculum that is balanced by strong business preparation.  Expand your thinking when it comes to the equine industry.  Let Otterbein help you explore how your passion for horses can guide you to an interesting and competitive career.  This course of study prepares you for careers in the business and facility management aspects of the 112 billion dollar equine industry.

The Equine Business Management Minor (EBMM) is available to majors from other departments who wish to further their knowledge of the equine industry. Students have the option of classes ranging from those with little horse contact to those that emphasize horse handling and equestrian skills, in line with their interests or career goals.

Possible careers include

  • Facility Operator, Farm/Ranch Manager
  • Specialized Insurance Agent
  • County Agriculture Agent
  • Lobbyist
  • Equine Journalist, Writer or Publisher
  • Administrator of Sport Disciplines and Breed Organizations
  • Racetrack Industry Participant
  • Bloodstock Agent
  • College Instructor
  • Auctioneer
  • Farrier
  • Breeding Manager
  • International Horse Tour Guide
  • Competition Facility Manager
  • Youth Director
  • Equine Therapy Counselor, Assistant, Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Horse Show Event Manager
  • Advertising Sales Manager
  • Equestrian Artist, Photographer
  • Equine Industry Marketer
  • Equestrian Clinician
  • Distributor of Horses and Horse-Related Products

Graduate Degrees

Students wishing to pursue graduate degrees will be well prepared to apply to law, MBA, architecture and accounting schools. EBM major students will be encouraged to follow one of the following minors:

  • General Business
  • Management
  • Pre- MBA

Equine Science

  • At the Knowlton Center

    Jane Kidder, Administrative Assistant
    p/ 614.823.3020
    f/ 614.823.3042
    e/ kidder@otterbein.edu
  • On Campus

    Donna Rhodeback, Administrative Assistant
    p/ 614.823.1517
    f/ 614.823.3042
    e/ drhodeback@otterbein.edu