Northern Michigan University presents

The Business of Cannabis

Your future in the industry starts here.

Northern Michigan University presents

The Business of Cannabis

Your future in the industry starts here.

For anyone considering a career in cannabis, specialist 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, how it got there and where it’s going. 

 

Studying the Business of Cannabis, you’ll develop critical business skills like risk analysis, scaling operations and regulatory compliance. View cannabis—and your future in the industry—with a well-informed and entrepreneurial mindset. 

 

Online study makes this course ideal for working professionals or anyone looking to access the most experienced educators and professionally designed cannabis coursework available anywhere. Work on each week’s instructor-led assignments at a time that suits you, as you build your expertise and earn a credible credential from a recognized university.

CLASSES START
SEPTEMBER 2020

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Full Payment Option $2,950
Installment Option $999 x 3
3 Courses 8 Weeks Each
100% Online Instructor led, asynchronous

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 and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands

243,700 FULL TIME JOBS

In 2020, legal cannabis already supports almost a quarter of a million jobs, growing faster than any other industry.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020

29% INCREASE IN RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE

Michigan's recreational marijuana sales increased by 29% in January 2020.

Source: MLive

MI TO SPEND $20 MILLION IN MARIJUANA RESEARCH

Michigan has committed to spending $20 million in marijuana tax revenue to support research for marijuana use in healthcare.

Source: MLive

MARIJUANA SALES EXPECTED TO REACH $1.6 BILLION

Considered a "developing market", Michigan marijuana sales could reach $1.5 billion annually as the market matures.

Source: MJBizDaily

YOUR SCHEDULE
YOUR SCHEDULE

Designed using online learning best practices. Perfect for working professionals.

A PORTFOLIO OF WORK
A PORTFOLIO OF WORK

Develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that you can use to demonstrate your sector-specific cannabis knowledge.

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE
OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE

Upon completion you will earn a certificate from Northern Michigan University.