The corporatization of cannabis

There are a multitude of serious career opportunities in cannabis for those with the right business knowledge and skills.

Skills and experience in marketing, retail, and distribution have always been adaptable across a broad spectrum of industries, and this is especially true in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.



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Courses & Curriculum

This well-rounded program will prepare you for professional success.

Sample major courses:

  • The Business of Cannabis Cultivation
  • The Retailing of Cannabis
  • Product Development/Merchandising of Recreational Cannabis
  • The Marketing of Cannabis
  • Regulatory Issues in the Cannabis Industry
  • The Cannabis Supply Chain
  • Visual Communications in the Cannabis Industry

Business of Cannabis majors are also required to take 30 credits of general business courses, 21 credits in liberal arts, 27 elective credits, and 13 credits of experiential education.



Business of Cannabis majors are required to take 13 experiential education credits and complete three internships, including an immersive full-semester Senior Co-op.

LIM College offers the following minors for Business of Cannabis majors, which are intended to provide an additional focused area of study.

Fashion Media Minor:

  • Fashion Media

Fashion Merchandising Minors:

  • Beauty
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Styling
  • Retail Buying And Planning (For Non-fashion Merchandising Majors)
  • Sustainability

Liberal Arts Minors:

  • The Arts: History and Performance
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • Society And Culture

Marketing, Management, And Finance Minors:

  • Digital Business
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Visual Studies Minors:

  • Digital Design And Photography
  • Interior And Residential Concepts
  • Photo Styling And Set Design
  • Visual Studies
  • Visuals For Social Media

The cannabis industry employs 321,000 people across the U.S. and jobs grew at an explosive rate of 32% from 2019-2020 alone.

Craft your studies to focus on the area you’re most interested in, including:

  • Retail Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Product Development
  • Manufacturing and Operations Management



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Opportunities at LIM

Cannabis Business Careers

The cannabis industry encompasses a variety of markets, including beauty/wellness, industrial use (hemp), recreational cannabis, and medicinal/pharmaceutical use.

Cannabis jobs are among the fast-growing in the U.S., employing hundreds of thousands of people nationwide.

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Internship Experiences

You'll gain priceless experience and make important connections through three required internships, including an immersive full-semester Senior Co-op.

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Clubs & Organizations

There’s more to college than attending class. Enhance your experience (and your resume) with co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Make the most of your time and get involved.

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Cannabis FAQ

Eager to educate yourself about the fastest growing industry of our time? Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about cannabis and its connected fields and terms.

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