by Rob Jacobs, RLJ Stables LLC
I’m Rob Jacobs and my MBA degree from St. Andrews University was conferred in May of 2017. Since completing my MBA from St. Andrews I have continued growing and developing my business RLJ Stables, LLC. Also, I have begun working on the required courses towards a doctoral degree in Management from Walden University. RLJ Stables, LLC is a freelance equestrian service related business I own and operate that was established in October 2015 to educate equestrians across North Carolina, as well as give riders the confidence they need in order to be successful with their horses. Balancing my time between my business and school work requires me to manage my time well which was something I had an opportunity to practice during my courses at St. Andrews.
The practicum courses gave me quality time to work along side the faculty to develop and strengthen my company’s business and marketing plans. I was able to use some of the faculty members as resources to ensure my plans were accurate and realistic. Having such a strong team gave me the confidence I needed to strengthen the sections of the business plan that needed further development. I am grateful I was able to be a part of a program that is dedicated to helping the students succeed. I look forward to passing on some of the knowledge I gained during my time at St. Andrews.
St. Andrews Equestrian Program is dedicated to the development of future leaders in the equine industry. The program is home to the 2016 and 2017 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Champions in Western Horsemanship. The Hunter Seat team is regularly represented at IHSA Nationals and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) team has sent riders to the National Championships nearly every year since 2002. Students also ride at USHJA and USEF rated shows as well as attending schooling shows.
A small liberal arts and sciences university, St. Andrews majors include Business, Biology and Therapeutic Horsemanship.
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