Cannabis Business, BS
The Bachelor of Science in Cannabis Business provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to launch a business in the rapidly expanding industry related to cannabis. This program is designed for future managers, supervisors, and entrepreneurs in a cannabis enterprise. The program has at its foundation the basics of business and business management and then applies those principles to specific cannabis businesses such as cultivation facilities and dispensaries. This program is well rounded and is designed to lead to a wide range of employment opportunities. The unique issues related to state, federal, provincial and international laws are evaluated and analyzed in order to plan, develop and launch a cannabis business within legal constraints. These courses, along with the common professional business core courses, will provide students with the knowledge, training, and practical experience required to become successful small business owners, counselors, and employees.
Students are encouraged, but not required, to take elective courses in the associate program in Cannabis Science in order to augment their skills in safety and testing.
Program Learning Outcomes
- E-Marketing – Use digital, social, and mobile marketing to promote a business or product.
- Cannabis Business – Identify, describe, analyze and synthesize businesses in the cannabis industry, including, but not limited to, medicinal, cultivation, dispensary, processing, materials, testing and safety.
- Cannabis and Society – Explain, analyze and compare and contrast state, federal, provincial and international laws related to growing, distributing, selling and marketing cannabis products and describe the effects of cannabis on society.
- Cannabis Economics – Think critically and analytically about the legalization of cannabis and its effects on employment, policy and the economy.
- Cannabis Entrepreneurship – Prepare a business canvas, pitch deck and marketing plan for a startup cannabis business.
- Horticulture – Apply foundational understanding of growing and harvesting that is needed to manage a cultivation operation.
- Business Knowledge – Apply knowledge of business core subjects.
- Professional Skills – Apply skills in research, communications and critical thinking.
|Common Professional Core|
|ACTG 132||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|ACTG 133||Principles of Accounting II||4|
|BUSN 121||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUSN 211||Business Statistics||3|
|BUSN 231||Business Communications||3|
|BUSN 350||Business Law I||3|
|BUSN 403||Business, Government & Society||3|
|ECON 201||Principles Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Principles Microeconomics||3|
|FINC 341||Managerial Finance||4|
|MGMT 280||Intro Management Info Systems||3|
|MGMT 360||Management Concepts & Apps||3|
|MGMT 371||Operations/Business Analytics||3|
|MRKT 281||Marketing Principles/ Strategy||3|
|BIOL 104||Survey of General Biology||4|
|BIOL 235||Int to Protected Horticulture||3|
|BUSN 101||Freshman Seminar||1|
|BUSN 308||Managing Cultural Differences||3|
|CBUS 122||Survey of Cannabis Business||2|
|CBUS 203||Cannabis Economics||3|
|CBUS 305||Bus Cannabis Cultivation/Disp||3|
|CBUS 361||Cannabis Law/Policy/Compliance||3|
|CBUS 389||Cannabis Entrepreneurship||3|
|CBUS 466||Cannabis Business Policy||3|
|MRKT 283||Principles of Selling||3|
|MRKT 381||Consumer Behaviors||3|
|MATH 111||College Algebra||3|
|SOCY 420||Sociology of Cannabis||3|
|MRKT 383||Digital Marketing||3|
|MRKT 384||Social Media Marketing||3|
|MRKT 386||Mobile Marketing||3|
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.