MBA program to include equine professionals

Staff report

Carla Wennberg, an equestrian coach at St. Andrews

LAURINBURG — A successful Masters of Business Administration Program at St. Andrews has opened the door for expansion to the equine professional starting in February. St. Andrews is known for its nationally-recognized equestrian program.

Equestrian teams have enjoyed great success as demonstrated by multiple regional, zone and national championships in ANRC, IHSA (hunter seat and western) and IDA competitions, and the undergraduate program in Equine Business Management has prepared many business professionals for careers in the equine industry. Now they can take the next level with the MBA program.

The MBA at St. Andrews can be customized to meet the personal development demands of equine professionals. If an equine professional chooses to manage an equine facility, earn a specialized certification in the equine industry, or perhaps operate an equestrian program, the MBA allows students to apply business knowledge to their equine interests. Selected classes allow students to explore business challenges specific to the industry, and the practicum experience requires that students design and implement a real-life consulting project that supports their personal goals.

“Students undertake equine-related consulting projects with faculty guidance,” Wayne Freeman, Director of the MBA Program says. “These projects give students the opportunity to apply theory in a practical setting. The students gain valuable board room experience for future management positions in the equine industry.”

The program boasts that it is convenient, flexible, personal, hands-on and accessible, offering courses live via the web meeting once a week. Classes are available year round and can be completed in as little as 18 months. Enrollment is open.

For information on the program, contact Freeman at 910-277-5247 or email [email protected] Or visit the MBA page on the St. Andrews website at

Carla Wennberg, an equestrian coach at St. Andrews Wennberg, an equestrian coach at St. Andrews

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