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Equine Business Finance & Risk Management

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Date(s) - May 8, 2017 - July 30, 2017
This is an online course

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Equine Business Finance & Risk ManagementThis course examines the basic principles of financial management of a small equine business. Balance sheets, income statements and cash flow are key tools in effectively managing a successful business. In addition we will further study common risk and liability issues for business owners as well as exploring those issues unique to your equine enterprise.

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The goals of this course are to enable you to understand important concepts about Finance and Risk Management and how they relate to the small equine business. You will learn how to use appropriate financial instruments and methodologies to:

  • Gain information and knowledge needed to support operational decisions
  • Understand concepts of time, money and risk and how they are related
  • Develop strategies to identify and manage business risk

By the end of the course you should have:

  • Gained knowledge and skills to become financially savvy equine business owners
  • Learned how to setup and manage a bookkeeping system
  • Identified what day-to-day operations should look like
  • A solid understanding and examples of how to proceed with funding research, setting up budgets and reading financial reports
  • Become aware of potential risks that can affect an equine business
  • Established guidelines and tools to reduce the potential risk factors

  • Quizzes (10%): There will be five online quizzes. Each quiz consists of a number of true or false statements and multiple-choice questions which cover the weekly unit material.
  • Loan Proposal (15%): Create a loan proposal and determine funding for your business
  • Policies & Procedures (15%): Define policies for your business
  • Risk Management Portfolio (10%): Conduct a risk assessment on your business
  • Financial Toolkit Portfolio (35%): Your financial plan developed throughout the course
  • Participation in unit discussions (15%): Your grade is based on your participation in class discussions in response to class learning questions and your reflections on the information provided by other student postings.

Please note you do not currently need to be running a business to participate and benefit from this course. However, if you are currently running own business your assignments will be focused on your equine business.

Nicole Velozzo Scalma

Nicole is a technology consultant with an extensive background in accounting and finance. She is also an equestrian with a deep passion for promoting and preserving the endangered Canadian Horse, also known as The Little Iron Horse.

Nicole has been widely involved in the business and technology industries for many years dating back as early as her primary and secondary schooling. Being born right into the Technology Revolution and having a strong aptitude for numbers are causes that have driven Nicole to study and work in such areas of IT and Business Management. She is the founder of Phayze Consulting an organization that works with small to medium size businesses in developing and understanding their internal infrastructure that supports their operations. Prior to starting Phayze, Nicole worked in senior management as a Business Director for Summit Achievement, an innovative adventure-based therapy program for teens. She holds a B.S. in Information Technology from Granite State College as well as many continuing education certificates in such areas of Computing and Technology, Web Design and IT Management.

Once Nicole had established her professional career she began to then evolve one of her many passions of becoming an equestrian and horse breeder. In 2004 she was introduced to Canada’s little known treasure, the endangered Canadian Horse, also known as The Little Iron Horse or Le Cheval Canadien. The more she learned of this breed and its strong place in history, it became her pursuit to help promote and preserve this breed. She became actively involved in the Canadian Horse community and is one of the co-founders of New England Cheval Canadien. She currently owns two beautiful Canadian mares that are the foundation for her breeding program in Conway New Hampshire.

This course is tentatively scheduled next in the Summer 2017 Semester

Classes begin Monday, May 8, 2017 and end Sunday, July 30, 2017

Register by the Early-Bird deadline of Friday, April 7, 2017 and pay $495.00 (Cdn)

Regular Registration Fee: $549.00 (Cdn)

Registration fees are in Canadian Dollars. There are no international student fees and we welcome students from around the world.

You will find the registration page at our new OpenEd Student Portal – register for the Equine Business Finance & Risk Management course.

Equine Business Finance and Risk Management can be taken as a single course and is considered a core course in the Certificate in Equine Business Management and an elective course in the Diploma in Equine Studies.

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You will find the registration page at our new OpenEd Student Portal – register for the Equine Business Finance & Risk Management course.

Equine Business Finance & Risk Management can be taken as a single course or as an elective in the Diploma in Equine Studies or a required course in the Certificate in Equine Business Management

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