Equine Management Executive Certificate

The Irish National Stud has joined forces with the EM Normandie business school in France to offer a certified course in equine industry management.

Aimed at professionals who wish to acquire or perfect their general management skills, the ‘Equine Management Executive Certificate’ takes places over eight months, mostly online, but with two weeks spent in Kildare and Normandy with visits to businesses and farms, particularly involving Thoroughbreds.

The €8,000 course will have a maximum of 15 to 20 students who will be coached by academic and equine industry experts. A range of management courses on leadership, entrepreneurship, economic performance, financial management, marketing and sales, and innovation are conducted in English and will take place online on Fridays and Saturdays from April to October.

“This new professional and international training offer is an obvious choice for EM Normandie, a world-renowned business school based in both Normandy and Ireland,” said Elian Pilvin, group CEO and dean of EM Normandie. “Our aim is to develop programmes that reflect the excellence and specific characteristics of our region – Normandy is renowned for its equine industry – and to support students and professionals throughout their careers.”


Cathal Beale, CEO of the Irish National Stud added, “For over 50 years, the Irish National Stud has been offering world-class equine education programmes, and we are delighted to be collaborating with EM Normandie on the Equine Management Executive Certificate program, combining our know-how and enhancing the skills of future participants in our courses.”


Potential candidates must be proficient in English. Further details can be found on the EM Normandie website https://en.em-normandie.com/programmes/equine-management-executive-certificate 



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