Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA

The Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA provides an opportunity to nurture and develop future business leaders for the industry, thereby helping to secure a strong future for the sport.

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 course is designed for individuals already working in British racing or anyone wishing to embark upon a career in the industry. Employers within the sport are also being urged to enrol suitable employees to the course, so that their business can benefit from the expertise of the MBA and develop future leaders.

The programme combines the modules of a world class MBA with the specialised needs of the British and global horseracing industry. The MBA will address the needs of all key stakeholders in the industry.

The core elements of the programme include leadership, strategy, managing the environment, innovation, entrepreneurship and managing financial resources. Each candidate will also gain understanding of management of racecourses and training centres, marketing, advertising, sponsorship, bloodstock management and veterinary issues.


The course offers vocational training through industry placements and visits to racecourses, studs, training facilities, media companies and companies in the betting industry. It is a 12 month full-time programme or 24 month part-time programme, the latter designed in particular for candidates in current employment.

Provided by the University of Liverpool, the programme combines the expertise of the University’s Management School in sports industry management with the specialist equine knowledge of the School of Veterinary Science and the University’s world class equine facilities at its Leahurst campus. The programme will be led by Tom Cannon, Professor of Strategic Development and the University of Liverpool Management School. The University of Liverpool also offers a similar MBA for the football industry which is rated in the top 10 global sports MBAs. British Horseracing has become the first sport after football to offer such a course.

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