Equine Administration (EQIN)

EQIN 202. Horse Industry Overview3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An overview of the history, cultural and economic impact of the relationship between humans and horses; the fundamentals of business management and their application to various equine operations, associations, and publications; and the structure, organizations, public policies, and economic trends in the horse industry.

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EQIN 203. Application of Software for Equine Operations3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): CIS 100 or CIS 250.

Description: Use of Microsoft Office to create business newsletters and databases. Hands-on-experience using various equine software packages; creation of a business web page using HTML; and field trips to industry data base sources.

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EQIN 204. Equine Management3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: An introduction to the nature of the horse, and to those challenges unique to the management of equine enterprises because of issues related to equine locomotion, health, nutrition, or reproduction. Emphasis on live-animal management practices that can dramatically affect profit and loss in equine-related enterprises.

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EQIN 205. A Global Perspective of Equine Industry1 Unit

Description: A study of the increasing global scope of the equine industry and the economic, political and social forces influencing growth. Attention will be given to the effects of changing political systems, regulation, taxation, exchange rates, global competition, demographics and other forces.

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EQIN 206. Industry Speaker Series2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Prominent individuals from a broad spectrum across the equine industry serve as weekly guest lecturers with student reports and instructor-led, in-depth classroom discussions of each speaker's presentation.

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EQIN 250. Equine Assisted Activities3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Even Years

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the College of Business.

Description: An introduction to the history, purpose, theory, methods, and practice of Equine-Assisted Activities. This course blends theoretical framework with practice-based approaches in equine-assisted activities. Students will learn the theory behind the methods of using equine to support human growth, learning, and development. Students will also learn the equine-related competencies needs to participate in Equine-Assisted activities and programs.

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EQIN 301. Organization and Administration of Equine Operations3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): EQIN 202.

Corequisite(s): MGMT 301.

Description: This course is intended to acquaint students with the structure of the industry, its component parts, and the policy and managerial thinking and practices that are fundamental to developing and managing successful enterprises whose focus is on equine activities. The horse industry is almost exclusively made up of thousands of small businesses, and trade groups that are associated with different horse breeds, sports and events, most of them localized. The result is an industry that is essentially entrepreneurial in nature, not adhering to standard corporate business "models" often seen in other, more vertical industries. Students will be introduced to common principles of business strategy, planning, and execution, with a particular focus on the small company or organization. Included are race tracks, breeding farms, boarding and training operations, riding stables, auction companies, media enterprises, veterinary practices, and trade associations. Topics covered will include strategic thinking, business planning, budgeting, marketing and communications, staffing, and human resource practices.

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EQIN 302. Equine Economics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: An application of economic concepts and tools to the management challenges of equine-oriented firms and how a deeper understanding of economic theory can help in approaches and solutions to problems.

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EQIN 303. Equine Regulatory Law2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: An introduction and review of Equine Regulatory Law in racing jurisdictions throughout the United States; includes the use of case-law method; general overview of legal system and administrative regulations.

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EQIN 304. Equine Marketing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): MKT 301 (or concurrently).

Description: Students will be introduced to marketing strategy, planning, budgeting, research, product development, pricing communications, and promotions, with applications to the horse world. Lectures will be supplemented by readings, case scenarios, and guest presentations by industry professionals with marketing experience.

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EQIN 313. Equine Commercial Law3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: An introduction to the legal aspects of the equine industry, to include an overview of commercial transactions, such as private and public sales of horses, stallion syndicate agreements, stallion service contracts, training agreements, boarding contracts, and applications of the Uniform Commercial Code to the equine industry.

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EQIN 360. Equine Regulatory Law & Dispute Resolution3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EQIN 313.

Description: An introduction to the multi-level regulatory environment facing the horse industry in the United States, with emphasis on the following areas: Federal Regulation--The Interstate Horseracing Act, the Horse Protection Act, and proposed federal takeover of drug testing in horse racing; State Regulation--Racing Commissions and Animal Protection Laws; Local/Municipal Regulation--Zoning Ordinances; Private Regulation--The Jockey Club, the United States Equestrian Federation, FEI, sales, breed, and discipline associations. The role of the courts and alternative, non-judicial options such as mediation and arbitration in resolving disputes in the equine industry. Emphasis is on practical application of regulatory law through review of real-life case studies and problem-based learning.

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EQIN 396. Zero-Credit Internship-Equine0 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): EQIN 202 and EQIN 204, good academic standing, and validation through the Ulmer Career Management Center.

Description: Application to the zero-credit internship program and completion of orientation internship program and completion of orientation processes should be accomplished prior to employment. Students must be Equine Administration majors. A new workplace experience in an approved Equine Administration position which offers a progression of learning in a level appropriate opportunity for practical application of classroom theory and tools. This program is available to students who have received the maximum number of co-op credit hours for their major.

Note: This course is restricted and requires permission from the Ulmer Career Management Center.

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EQIN 398. Co-op in Equine II1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): EQIN 202 and EQIN 204; Junior or Senior standing; 3.0 GPA.

Description: Students must work in a segment of the industry of their choice under a cooperative agreement set up by the university. Both students and employers must agree to the terms of the agreement. A written paper is required on a project undertaken by the student (not a summary of what was observed on the job). Internships are generally taken during the summer unless taken at a commercial breeding farm when they are taken during the spring semester.

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EQIN 399. Co-op in Equine III3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Equine Department.

Description: A new or continued workplace experience in an approved Equine position which offers new learning and/or additional responsibilities that continue the student's progression of learning and opportunity for practical application of classroom theory and tools.

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EQIN 401. Equine Taxation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): MATH 180.

Description: The focus will be on Federal income tax laws and their impact on the operations of horse owners and breeders. The "Business v. Hobby" issue will be addressed in depth by analyzing cases applying the nine regulatory factors used by the IRS and the courts to determine the issue. Other topics include: defining "income"; the tax implications of business entity selection, including sole proprietorships, syndicates, partnerships, general and limited partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, cash and accrual methods of accounting, record keeping, passive losses and material participation, deducting ordinary and necessary business expenses, depreciation and capitalization deductions. Students will apply what they have learned and evaluate tax strategies based on real-world situations and problems.

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EQIN 402. Enterprise Analysis - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): EQIN 301; EQIN 302 or EQIN 401; EQIN 304; EQIN 403; CLAW 301; MGMT 401 (or concurrently); senior standing.

Description: The goal of this course is to bring together the knowledge of core business theory, principles and practices in a comprehensive way that prepares students to plan and execute dynamic business strategies and models in todays market environment. Emphasis will be placed on the role of on-going planning and follow-up in developing and operating businesses in complex competitive circumstances through acquiring and utilizing the resources--human, physical, and financial--that are relevant to a particular activity. Students will be engaged in a variety of ways in the course--lectures. presentations, team assignments, research--with the goal of producing comprehensive business plans on an individual basis that reflect their understanding of identifying customers needs and developing strategies to effectively find and keep customers in a highly complex competitive marketplace.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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EQIN 403. Equine Financial Management3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): FIN 301.

Description: Applications of analytical techniques to financial decision making in the equine industry. The financing and valuation of assets and businesses and financing options are considered in a risk/return framework.

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EQIN 404. Current Equine Issues3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Description: The purpose of this course is to explore and discuss the current issues of concern within the horse industry, especially those that affect the economic and competitive circumstances of the industry and/or its public perceptions. Class lectures will incorporate the business-related implications of each issue, as well as discussions of industry views and responses from various stakeholder groups. Industry professionals will be asked to present background and "insider" views and observations on selected issues throughout the course, and discussion and debate in the classroom are strongly encouraged.

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EQIN 406. Horse Racing and Comparative Gaming Systems3 Units

Prerequisite(s): FIN 301 and EQIN 302.

Description: The study of the economics of casino gaming, lottery stems, and pari-mutuel wagering. Emphasis will be placed on factors affecting wagering and gaming, including product pricing, quality, competition, profits, and marketing strategy.

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EQIN 490. Special Topics in Equine Administration1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: A variety of contemporary topics in Equine Administration will be studied. Course content may vary each semester, but will not duplicate other course offerings.

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EQIN 499. Independent Study in Equine Business3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Description: Written proposal must be sponsored by at least one equine faculty member and approved by the department chair.

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