Equine Business, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)


Departmental Admission Requirements

New Students and Transfer Students

Admission to the College of Business ensures admission to the BSB in Equine Business.

Current Students—Admission in Good Standing

Students must have both:

  1. Earned a 2.8 cumulative GPA (students with an established UofL GPA may not include grades for coursework at another institution in consideration for admission); and
  2. Completion of MATH 111 College Algebra (or equivalent) or completion of MATH 180 Elements of Calculus  

General Education Requirements         

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Elements of Calculus
Calculus I
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

CAMP 100Campus Culture/Business Students1
MATH 180Elements of Calculus 2, 33
or MATH 205 Calculus I
Select one of the following Ethics courses: 3
Contemporary Moral Problems
Business Ethics
Medical Ethics
BUS 301Business Communication3
BUS 201Career Development1
ACCT 201
ACCT 202
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics 4
BSTA 201Business Statistics3
CIS 205Information Systems in Organizations3
General Electives6
Business Breadth
FIN 301Corporate Finance3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 301Management and Organizational Behavior3
CLAW 301Legal Environment of Business3
CIS 305Data Analysis for Decision-Making3
MGMT 401Operations Management3
Minimum Total Hours53

Total of 53 includes 3 credit hours of ECON and 3 credit hours of MATH that are also counted in the 31 General Education hours above.

Program/Major Requirements

Equine Business Depth
EQIN 202Horse Industry Overview3
EQIN 204Equine Management3
EQIN 301Organization and Administration of Equine Operations3
EQIN 302Equine Economics3
or EQIN 401 Equine Taxation
EQIN 304Equine Marketing3
EQIN 313Equine Commercial Law3
EQIN 402Capstone Seminar in Equine Industry Program 3
EQIN 403Equine Financial Management3
EQIN 404Current Equine Issues3
Business or Equine Electives (300-400 level)*3
Minimum Total Hours30
Supporting Courses
General Electives 612

*See table below for potential Equine Elective courses.

Transfer students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours in their major within the College of Business.

Six hours of General Education Diversity courses (D1 and D2) are required and may be incorporated within the degree program.

All course prerequisites must be followed. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Capstone Seminar in Equine Industry Program
Equine Electives
Courses listed below may be used to satisfy general elective requirements
EQIN 203Application of Software for Equine Operations3
EQIN 205A Global Perspective of Equine Industry1
EQIN 206Industry Speaker Series2
EQIN 250Equine-Assisted Activities3
EQIN 303Equine Regulatory Law2
EQIN 340Leadership in Equine Business3
EQIN 360Equine Regulatory Law & Dispute Resolution3
EQIN 396Zero-Credit Internship-Equine0
EQIN 398Co-op in Equine II 71-3
EQIN 399Co-op in Equine III3
EQIN 401Equine Taxation (Can be used as elective unless used in place of EQIN 302)3
EQIN 406Horse Racing and Comparative Gaming Systems3
EQIN 490Special Topics in Equine Administration1-3
EQIN 499Independent Study in Equine Business3

College/School Requirements include six hours of General Education (3 hours Quantitative Reasoning and 3 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences). A course satisfying the General Education Oral Communication requirement (COMM 111, COMM 112, COMM 115,  HON 214 , POLS 111, or WGST 203) is a prerequisite for BUS 301 but not included in the total hours for the degree. Students who take PHIL 222 to satisfy the Ethics requirement will also satisfy 3 hours of the Arts & Humanities requirement and may need additional electives to satisfy the total hours for the degree.


If MATH 205 is taken, there will be 4 total hours of math, which may reduce the electives required for the degree.


Completes Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement


Completes 3 hours of Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education requirement.


The following will also meet the statistics requirement: MATH 109, PSYC 301, SOC 301, CJ 326.


Assumes 6 hours from College requirements used to satisfy General Education requirements


EQIN 398 Co-op in Equine II in Equine (2.0 GPA, effective Spring 2018); optional course

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
EQIN 202 Horse Industry Overview 3
MATH 180
Elements of Calculus
or Calculus I
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
EQIN 204 Equine Management 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select one of the following: 3
BSTA 201 Business Statistics 3
Introduction to Social Statistics
Statistics for Psychology
Introduction to Social Statistics
Introduction to Social Statistics
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
Year 2
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 201 Career Development 1
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
General Elective 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
CLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGMT 301 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
EQIN 313 Equine Commercial Law 3
Year 3
EQIN 302
Equine Economics
or Equine Taxation
EQIN 301 Organization and Administration of Equine Operations 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
General Elective 3
EQIN 304 Equine Marketing 3
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Moral Problems
Business Ethics
Medical Ethics
General Elective 3
Year 4
EQIN 403 Equine Financial Management 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
Business or Equine Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective Global Diversity - SBHD2 3
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
EQIN 402 Capstone Seminar in Equine Industry Program 7 3
EQIN 404 Current Equine Issues 3
General Elective 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Minimum Total Hours123

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