University of Nevada, Reno presents

The Business of Cannabis Certificate

Your future in the industry starts here.

Payment and Financing Options Available

For anyone considering a career in cannabis or hemp, 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.

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Three Courses

Eight weeks each

100% Online

Instructor led, asynchronous

Full Payment Option

$2,950

Installment Option

$999 x 3

Save my seat Option

$300

Financing Option

Payment and Financing Options Available

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. 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 such as 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, using 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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FULL-TIME JOBS

In 2021, there were 428,000 full-time employees in the cannabis industry in the United States.

Source: Leafly 2022 Jobs Report

$ 0 M
IN NEVADA CANNABIS SALES

In 2020, Nevada reported close to $700 million in legal cannabis sales.

 

Source: State of Nevada Department of Taxation

Your Schedule

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

Employer Network Access

When you complete the program, you’ll gain access to exclusive benefits designed to help you land your dream job.

Official University Certificate of Completion

Upon graduation you will earn a certificate of completion from The University of Nevada, Reno.

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