On Campus, Online
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.
-Available fully online or on our NYC campus
-Includes 3 required internships
-Four-year (bachelor's) degree
*The College is not yet authorized by the Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to accept international students for on-campus study in this degree program.
A Closer Look
LIM Partners with Association of Cannabis Workers (ACW) Local Union 420
LIM College, which is the nation’s first to offer Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Professional Studies degrees in The Business of Cannabis, has been chosen to collaborate with the...
- January 24, 2023
Building Community While Blazing Trails Drives Student’s Path Forward
Gustavo McClain envisions bringing cannabis career opportunities to the people of the South Bronx.
- January 3, 2023
- Gustavo McClain
LIM Partners with South Bronx Economic Development and Local 338
Tuition discounts, scholarships, and waived application fees available for eligible students.
- November 18, 2022
Courses & Curriculum
This well-rounded program will prepare you for professional success.
Sample major courses:
- The Business of Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing
- The Retailing of Cannabis
- Cannabis Product Development and Merchandising
- The Marketing of Cannabis
- Cannabis and Regulatory Compliance
- The Cannabis Supply Chain
- Cannabis Justice Issues
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.
Cannabis Industry Internship and Job Requirements
LIM College welcomes licensed and legal employing organizations in the business of cannabis. LIM College understands that marijuana (medical and/or adult-use) is legal in New York and in many other states yet remains prohibited under federal law. Further, Hemp and certain CBD products are federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. The regulatory requirements related to employment in the cannabis industry vary from state to state and are rapidly changing. Employment and internship opportunities may be limited or restricted based on state regulation and the extent to which a state has legalized the sale of cannabis. Some states have implemented licensing or other approval requirements for employment at a cannabis business. Students under age 21 may be restricted in their ability to work at a cannabis establishment and in accessing age restricted websites for employment information. A state may also require graduates or interns to undergo a criminal background check or other investigation prior to employment, the results of which could impact your ability to work in the cannabis industry. Age requirements and other employment stipulations may also vary by segments in the cannabis industry, such as ancillary, hemp, or CBD businesses. LIM College has not yet determined whether its cannabis business programs meet the cannabis employment licensing requirements of every state. As that information becomes available on a state-by-state basis, LIM College will update its disclosures appropriately.
LIM College offers the following minors for each major, which are intended to provide an additional focused area of study:
Fashion Media Minor:
- Fashion Media
Fashion Merchandising Minors:
- Event Planning
- Fashion Merchandising
- Fashion Styling
- Retail Buying And Planning (For Non-Fashion Merchandising Majors)
- Retail Buying And Planning (For Fashion Merchandising Majors)
Interdisciplinary Studies Minors:
- Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion
Liberal Arts Minors:
- The Arts: History and Performance
- Global Studies
- Society And Culture
Marketing, Management, And Finance Minors:
- Digital Business
- International Business
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
Why Cannabis? Why 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.Explore a Career in Cannabis
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.Learn More Here
You'll Learn from the Best in the Business
Our faculty is comprised of some of the industry's most talented innovators, like Michael Zaytsev, founder of High NY and Marianne Cursetjee, founder of Alibi Cannabis.
From Seed to Sale, We Cover it All
You'll dive into the industry from the ground up, exploring supply chain, social and economic justice, marketing, retail, and compliance issues.
Study Online or in the Heart of NYC
The bachelor's degree program in The Business of Cannabis is available fully online, or you can earn your degree at our campus in the heart of New York City.
Breaking News: New York is expected to soon become one of the biggest markets in the U.S. for adult use cannabis.
LIM's Class of 2021 Boasts a 95% Career Outcomes Rate
Employers who have hired LIM College grads include Amazon, LUSH Cosmetics, NBC Universal, Potent Farms, and Urban Outfitters.
Interested in taking the next step?Apply to LIM
We offer a variety of on-campus and virtual visit options to help you get a real feel for our College, our community, and all we have to offer.On-Campus or Virtual
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