University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Business Administration (Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries)

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. As an MBA programme 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 programme - 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. 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 organisations through work based projects and placements provided by our industry partners.‌

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.

Course modules

Modules include: Managing financial resources; managing the environment; the organisation in the strategic context; innovation and entrepreneurship; work based project dissertation; becoming a horseracing industries executive; marketing, sponsorship and media in the thoroughbred horseracing industries; the economics and finance of the international thoroughbred horseracing industry; racecourse and event management; sport, the law, regulation and integrity; equine welfare and thoroughbred racehorse security.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2017 GBP 21,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MBA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MBA Part-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MBA Part-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MBA Part-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MBA Part-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MBA Part-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

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