Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA

University of Liverpool Management School ULMS

Program Description

Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA

University of Liverpool Management School ULMS

This new and unique Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA is the only masters-level qualification in the world to be delivered through an exclusive partnership with Britain’s Horserace Betting Levy Board and the British Horseracing Authority. Although UK based, our partners will provide access to the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry across the globe. In addition, they will provide a number of scholarships for eligible students. The programme combines the Management School’s expertise in sports industry management, with the specialist equine knowledge of the University’s School of Veterinary Science.

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As an MBA program it has the real business focus that management positions in modern horseracing demand. This is based on links with key sectors of the industry—from owners, trainers, leading racecourses and the media, to the gambling industry. If you’re looking to develop your skills as an effective manager and potential leader in the global horseracing industry, this is the MBA for you. The core elements of the program – leadership, strategy, managing the environment, innovation, managing financial resources – are delivered in concentrated blocks to encourage a deeper understanding, with a strong emphasis on interactive teaching and learning. The specialist modules apply business concepts to modern horseracing. You’ll gain a critical awareness of issues in the management of racecourses and training establishments, marketing, advertising, sponsorship, bloodstock management and relevant veterinary issues. Crucially, you’ll receive vocational training for and invaluable placements within the industry. You can also benefit from the guest speakers and practical learning opportunities including visits to racecourses, studs, training facilities, media companies and companies in the gambling industry.

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The broader skills you’ll acquire include analysis, problem solving, creativity and decision-making. The Becoming a Horseracing Industries Executive module will also serve to strengthen and hone your interpersonal, communication and leadership abilities – all of which will prepare you for success within the industry.

Theory, we believe, has most value when it can be explored in practice, which is why live case studies and simulations are central to teaching and learning. You’ll also have a range of opportunities to work on real projects for sponsoring organizations through work based projects and placements provided by our industry partners.

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Program Structure

The 1 year full-time program consists of ten compulsory modules, followed by a dissertation/work based project carried out over the summer period following semester 2. 180 credits are taken in total.

Semester 1 Compulsory Modules

  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Managing the Environment
  • The Organization in the Strategic Context
  • Becoming a Horseracing Industries Executive Part 1
  • The Economics and Finance of the International Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry
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Semester 2 Compulsory Modules

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Becoming a Horseracing Industries Executive Part 2
  • Marketing, Sponsorship and Media in the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries
  • Racecourse and Event Management
  • Sport, the Law, Regulation and Integrity
  • Equine Welfare and Thoroughbred
  • Racehorse Security

Summer Compulsory

Dissertation/ Work Based Project

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Entry Requirements

MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 2–3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector. Candidates will normally be expected to hold a 2:1 Honours degree (which may be in any discipline) from a UK university, or an equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution. Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience are encouraged to apply. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this.

A GMAT score is not a mandatory requirement; however, we do encourage candidates who have undertaken the examination to submit their scores for consideration alongside other criteria during the admissions process. We look for a balanced score across all components of the GMAT and will only accept scores which are still valid (attained within the last 5 years) by the time of entry to the programme.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this program can expect to access a range of senior functional and general management positions in the Horseracing industry and associated industries.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Duration

12 months

Cost & Fees

Tuition fees (Home/EU)

The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows:
Fee for this course Full-time: £14,000 / Part-time: £7,500 (per year)

International students

International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. Fees for postgraduate research programmes are different than for masters programmes and a full list of fees are available on our International money and scholarships pages.
International fee for this course £17,800

Entry Requirements

MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 2–3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector. Candidates will normally be expected to hold a 2:1 Honours degree (which may be in any discipline) from a UK university, or an equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution. Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience are encouraged to apply. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this.

A GMAT score is not a mandatory requirement; however, we do encourage candidates who have undertaken the examination to submit their scores for consideration alongside other criteria during the admissions process. We look for a balanced score across all components of the GMAT and will only accept scores which are still valid (attained within the last 5 years) by the time of entry to the programme.

Miscellaneous

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.



Last updated February 17, 2016
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