Bachelor of Business in Equine
Accredited by QQI Level 7
This Ordinary Bachelor Degree is offered jointly by Gurteen College and Athlone Institute of Technology, which confers the Degree.
The course is based in Gurteen College, with one day per week at Athlone Institute of Technology
Students can be accommodated in Gurteen College or arrange lodgings locally.
Students may keep their own horses at the College (some conditions and charges apply).
Students are not required to bring horses, as the College can supply all horses needed.
International Marketing and Sales Management
Enterprise Development and Management
Equine Exercise Science
Principles of Teaching Equitation
Advanced Equine Health & Disease
Coaching for Equestrian Sports
Equine Yard & Event Management
Progression and Career Opportunities:
Honours Bachelors degrees (Level 8) in business and equine business
Yard and stud farm management
Equine tourism & leisure
Marketing of horses and equine-
Applications (course code AL 552):
Application forms should be requested from, and returned by May each year to:
Admissions Office, Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Ph: 090 6424489 Email:
Late applications may be considered in certain circumstances.
Course costs 2016 - 17:
Gurteen College charges
- Residential Student (including full board) €4,995 plus €500 Student facilities = €5495 total payable to Gurteen College.
Accomodation charges are based on 5 days a week. Long weekends and term holidays are not included. Students are asked to vacate their rooms during holidays.
- Non-residential Student (including lunch) €1,125 plus €500 Student facilities = €1625 total payable to Gurteen College
Student Contribution fees payable to Athlone IT of €3,000.
If in receipt of SUSI grant https://susi.ie then some or all of this fee may be covered by the grant.
GURTEEN PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Residential Non-Residential Non-Residential.No Meals.
On/before: 12th September 2016 €2795 €1625 €500
On/before: 2nd December 2016 €2700
SUB-TOTAL €5,495 €1,625 €500
(Estimated) Athlone IT Fees €3,000 €3,000 €3,000
Total €8,495 €4,625 €3,500
Horses and Stabling
A limited number of students will be allowed to stable their horses in our DIY-Yard at a cost of €50 per week in advance. A refundable deposit of €100, plus €200 to cover the first four weeks livery, is payable on arrival. Suitability of the horse for stabling will be at the discretion of the Principal of Gurteen College. As stabling is limited, please apply to Gurteen College for more information as soon as possible after acceptance of the course. Students with DIY horses will be on a separate week and weekend rota for DIY duty. Costa and conditions maybe subject to changes.