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Mastère Spécialisé® Sciences et management de la filière équine

Equine Science and Business Executive Specialised Master Mastère Spécialisé® MESB

The outcome of joint action by researchers, equine nutrition experts, recognised professionals and the Hippolia Pole of Competitiveness, the Mastère Specialisé® MESB - Equine Industry Sciences & Management trains tomorrow's Equine Industry Managers.

Since it opened in 2007, its specific educational model has reflected its strong values: ambition to contribute to the development of the equine industry, passion for horses and international orientation.

A 15 month-programme

Taught in three locations and two countries

  • L'Institut Agro Dijon: the National Institute of Agronomy, Food and Environment Sciences is one of the 6 Higher Institutions in France specialised in this field.
  • EM Normandie Caen and Paris Campuses: a Management Grande Ecole accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, which trains professionals who can take up the managerial and entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow.
  • Kentucky University, Lexington, USA: the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment offers programmes and conducts research in Social Sciences and Agronomy.

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What is a Mastère Spécialisé®?

A Mastère Spécialisé® is a post-graduate degree which is accredited by the prestigious Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE).The Mastère Spécialisé® is a certification guaranteeing international standards of excellence and equivalence, as well as a degree awarded by l'Institut Agro Dijon and EMN.

Professional support

Each year, the MESB is sponsored by a well-known professional in the equine industry who is part of the applicant selection process. He/she also accompanies the students throughout their degree and facilitates their integration into equine world.

Admission Requirements


5 year post-secondary school French or international degree (Engineering, Master, Business or Management School degree)

4 year post-secondary school degree for applicants with justification of a three year minimum professional experience.

Derogations (30% maximum):

> 4 year post-secondary school degree with no professional experience
> 3 year post-secondary school degree with professional experience
> Validation of professional experience.



> Applications are reviewed by a selection committee, which assess educational and professional background, professional or trainee experience, non-professional experience, as well as the applicant's motivation and coherent professional project;

> French-English interview with a jury to:

  • go into detail about professional project and the degree,
  • assess the project in terms of finding employment,
  • evaluate the applicant's overall abilities and reasoning skills.

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