Module Identifier RS23410  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Anthony O'Regan  
Semester Semester 1  
Mutually Exclusive RS23310  
Assessment Accounts construction test     30%  
  Case study   Business case study analysis assignments   70%  

Aims of the module
The aim of this proposal is to introduce students to enquine business management . This introduction will encompass primary needs of account users, construction of financial statements and understanding and analysis of equine business accounts.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to

1. Understand the financial information requirements of equine business proprietors.
2. Construct financial statements.
3. Interpret and analyse a set of equine business accounts.
4. Write a report on the financial statements of an equestrian business.
5. Undertake comparative review and profit assessments.

Syllabus / Curriculum design
The object of this module is to introduce students to equine business management, the constrction and interpretation of accounts and comparative analysis. Factors influencing the profitability of equestrian businesses are examined in detail.

Reading Lists
MacDonald, J W. (1990) Running a stables as a business. 2nd. J.A.. Allen, London
McBane, S. (1988) Keeping horses. BSP Publications, Oxford
Warwickshire College & Welsh Institute of Rural Studies. (1999) Equine Business Guide.