University of Louisville College of Business Adds Equine Education Wing

A new equine center, the first addition to the University of Louisville College of Business, is under construction.
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A new equine center, the first addition to the University of Louisville College of Business, is under construction.

A new equine center, the first addition to the University of Louisville College of Business, is under construction.

The new facility will enable the Kentucky public university to develop a new center for applied equine-industry research. The addition will include a new institute for equine enterprise management, expanding the equine program’s applied research and service capabilities to the industry.

The university’s equine education program stands alone in offering an AACSB-accredited business degree with a full major in equine business. An Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business certification is the international standard for accrediting the highest quality collegiate business programs. Programs within the school offer students opportunities in equine broadcasting, publishing, education, facilities, racing, breeding, association management and other areas of the industry. 

The two-story, eco-friendly addition will cost $3.38 million and will include a green roof and sky garden. A combination of state funds and private donations are being sought to finance the project. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2011 or early 2012.

For more information about the University of Louisville College of Business and its programs, click here.