Mount Aloysius College in partnership with Green Flower presents

The Business of Cannabis

Your future in the industry starts here.

Mount Aloysius College in partnership with Green Flower 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 qualification from a recognized college.

MARCH 2021

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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 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

500% sales growth in PA

In 2019, the second year of PA's medical marijuana program, total sales jumped almost 500% year-on-year, with total program sales standing at $524 million.

Source: Billy Penn

153,000 PA medical marijuana patients and counting

In January of 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that the state had 153,000 patients, up from 70,000 in January 2019.

Source: PGH City Paper

Majority of PA voters support recreational cannabis

Polling indicates that 58% of Pennsylvania voters support legalizing cannabis for recreational use, though not for sale through state-owned liquor stores.

Source: Pennsylvania Capital Star


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

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020


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


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


Upon graduation you will earn a certificate of completion from Mount Aloysius College.