(LO1) A thorough understanding of the modern thoroughbred horseracing business and the ability to reflect upon theoretical debates around its functioning and to analyse critically processes and forces within it.
(LO2) An ability to critically reflect on the principal issues at stake in the international thoroughbred horseracing businesses; the governance of the sport; and the relationship between thoroughbred horseracing, the media, owners, trainers, the gaming and betting industry and other key stakeholders.
(LO3) An understanding of, and ability to analyse the economic principles underlying the development of thoroughbred horseracing and related businesses in the UK, Europe and globally, while appreciating the distinctive features of each environment.
(LO4) The ability to appraise the importance of branding, marketing, betting, gaming, horse care and intellectual property in the thoroughbred horseracing business.
(LO5) The ability to argue why the management of change is so important to the thoroughbred horseracing business and related industries in the coming years.
(LO6) Develop an understanding of key economic principles and apply these to: analyse business enterprises; understand competitive forces; formulate rational managerial decisions; and allocate resources efficiently.
(LO7) Develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of ethics in international business and the impact that this has on strategy, and the ability to recognise and address ethical dilemmas, corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues in an organisational context.
(S2) Communication skills
(S3) IT skills
(S4) Independent research skills
(S5) International awareness
(S6) Commercial awareness