Syracuse University presents

The Business of Cannabis

Your future in the cannabis industry starts here.

For anyone considering a career in cannabis or hemp, specialized knowledge is the key to unlocking the industry’s most exciting opportunities. The cannabis landscape is complex, ever changing and unique. This certificate will provide you with a clear understanding of the cannabis industry.

In the Business of Cannabis program, you will develop critical business skills including risk analysis, scaling operations and regulatory compliance.

Online study makes this course ideal for working professionals or anyone looking to learn from the most experienced educators and professionals in the industry. You have the flexibility to work on instructor-led assignments at a time that suits you, as you build your expertise and earn a credential from one of the most recognized universities in the country.

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3 Courses

8 weeks each

100% Online

Instructor led, asynchronous

Full Payment Option

$2,950

Installment Option

$999 x 3

Save My Seat

$300

The Business of Cannabis Courses

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law & Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Cannabis
  • Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Agriculture and Cultivation
  • Enterprise
  • Law and Policy
  • Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
  • Careers in the Cannabis Industry 

The Business of Cannabis I: Seed to Sale

Gain a broad understanding of how businesses innovate and adapt to industry trends. Includes fundamentals of cultivation, processing and extraction, manufacturing, lab setup and protocols, distribution, retail and delivery and licensing, with an emphasis on business ethics. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • The Business of Cannabis Cultivation
  • Processing and Manufacturing
  • Lab Testing and Analytics
  • Cannabis Distribution
  • The Cannabis Retail Guide
  • Cannabis Real Estate
  • Obtaining Licensing in the Cannabis Industry

The Business of Cannabis II: Scaling Operations

Dive more deeply into sector-specific challenges in areas like real estate, regulatory compliance, marketing, sales, accounting and finance, human resources and innovation and investment. Students complete a business portfolio that includes project management materials, risk analysis, accounting and operations reports and a case study analysis. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • Industrial Hemp
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Marketing in the Cannabis Industry
  • Sales in the Cannabis Industry
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Investment in the Cannabis Industry
Expert Cannabis Educators

Expert Cannabis Educators

The Business of Cannabis features expert instruction and interaction from top executives and entrepreneurs, board-certified doctors and lawyers, advanced professionals in engineering and agriculture and policy makers.

The Highest Standards for Online Learning

Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, utilizing theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real-world setting.

Al Foreman

Partner & CIO of Tuatara Capital

An expert in private equity and corporate finance leveraging 20 years of leadership experience from Tuatara Capital, Highbridge, J.P Morgan, and CitiBank.

Avis Bulbulyan

CEO of SIVA Enterprises

Former President of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force and leading authority in the industry with deep insight into the nuances, regulations, and trends of the cannabis business.

Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, CPA

CEO of Kalogia

A global cannabis business expert leveraging her experience in financial and business management from PwC, Nike, and Fox Entertainment.

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands
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Sales Growth Expected In NY

In 2019, New York state reported over $125 million in legal cannabis sales. The New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association projects an increase to $4.2 billion in sales by 2027.

Source: Leafly 2020 Jobs Report & The New York Times

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NY Medical Marijuana Patients And Counting

In 2020, New York reported over 112,000 medical cannabis patients (and growing).

Source: Leafly 2020 Jobs Report

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Full Time Jobs

In 2021, legal cannabis already supports more than a quarter of a million jobs, growing faster than any other industry.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2021

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America’s Fastest Growing Occupation

Legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250% between 2018-2028, far outpacing any other fast-growing career.

Source: Leafly 2020 Jobs Report

Your Schedule

Courses are designed using online learning best practices and are scheduled to accommodate working professionals.

A Portfolio of Work

Students will develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that can be used to demonstrate sector-specific cannabis knowledge.

Official University Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a certificate of completion from Syracuse University.
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