Cannabis Business Advanced Entrepreneurship

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Cannabis Business Advanced Entrepreneurship will build on the Cannabis Business Fundamentals certificate for students interested in the entrepreneurial track for a career. Upon completion of this certificate, prospective students may pursue cannabis industry careers in all business aspects of the supply chain including the three sectors of growing, extraction, and retail.


Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Cannabis Business Advanced Entrepreneurship (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2023

The Certificates of Completion (CCL) in Entrepreneurial Studies Level I and Cannabis Business Fundamentals are also available and fully embedded in this program. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Describe federal cannabis laws, policies, rules, and regulations. (CAN101, CAN110, CAN115, CAN120)
  • Describe state cannabis laws, and policies, rules, and regulations. (CAN101, CAN110, CAN115, CAN120)
  • Discuss the culture and social equity impact of the cannabis business. (CAN101, CAN105, CAN110, CAN115, CAN120)
  • Discuss cannabis business planning. (CAN101, CAN105, CAN115, CAN125)
  • Describe cannabis industry careers. (CAN101, CAN115, CAN125)
  • Explain hiring and managing practices for a cannabis business. (CAN101, CAN115, CAN125)
  • Describe consumer behavior and demands specific to the cannabis industry. (CAN101, CAN115, CAN125)
  • Explain sales practices within the industry. (CAN101, CAN115, CAN125)
  • Describe the cannabis business supply chain stages. (CAN101, CAN105, CAN115, CAN125)
  • Discuss marketing planning for a cannabis business. (CAN101, CAN115, CAN125)
  • Examine accounting, finance and funding planning in the cannabis industry. (CAN101, CAN105, CAN115)
  • Explain entrepreneurship. (EPS150)
  • Create planning activities required for the successful launch of a new venture. (EPS195, GBS132)
  • Identify venture opportunities. (EPS160, GBS132)
  • Evaluate feasibility of venture opportunities. (EPS150, EPS160, GBS132)
  • Create opportunities through innovation. (EPS160, GBS132)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CAN101Introduction to Cannabis Industry3
CAN110Social Equity and Current Issues in the Cannabis Industry1
CAN120Legal and Regulatory Environment in the Cannabis Industry3
CAN125Supply Chain Management in the Cannabis Industry2
CAN105Accounting, Finance and Funding in the Cannabis Industry2
CAN115Human Resources and Operations Management in the Cannabis Industry1
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
EPS160New Venture Creation2
EPS195Business Start Up and Planning2
GBS132Personal and Family Financial Security3

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