Thomas Jefferson University

Cannabis Business

Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Cannabis jobs require basic science and business concepts. Their recommendation is to offer courses in Communication, Basic Sciences, Regulation, and Business. 

Program Length

1 year

Program Format



Bachelor's Degree l See more

Application Deadline

August 1, 2021

Program Start Date

August 31, 2021


Over half of the United States have already legalized cannabis in some form and the legal cannabis industry has been growing at a rate faster than any other industry over the past four years, becoming the single greatest job creation engine in America. However, the path to a successful cannabis business is full of confusing and complex laws and regulations, steep taxes, and many other roadblocks. This certificate equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and intrapreneurial mindset needed to turn a unique winning idea that fills an unmet need in the cannabis industry into reality.

Learning Outcomes

Through participation in this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand key regulatory and business issues applicable to the cannabis industry.
  • Develop and implement well-managed and well-executed financial and operations plans.
  • Develop a business canvas, pitch deck, and budget for cannabis businesses.
  • Design and manage simple and complex innovative projects related to the cannabis industry.

Program Details

2020-2021 Academic Year  

Fall 2021 Start Date:  September, 2021
To view the academic calendar, please visit our Academic Calendar page.

Tuition and fees vary by program and term. For more information, please review our Tuition Information page and select 'Graduate and Institute of Emerging Health Professions' tuition and fees link. 



The Cannabis Business certificate will be launched in Fall 2021 as one of the stackable certificates leading up to the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Business (also will launch in Fall 2021).

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours Format
*Emerging Issues in the Business of Cannabis CBU 501
3 Online
*Essentials of Cannabis Financial and Operations Analysis CBU 506
3 Online
*Business Model Innovation iMBA 604
3 Online

*If you would like to take one course as non-matriculated student view more information here.

Program Director


Brooke Worster, MD
Associate Professor

Dr. Brooke Worster completed her internal medicine and chief residency at Temple University and her pain and palliative care fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer center.  

Contact Us

Program Contact

Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Admissions Contact

Marc Stearns
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
(215) 503-0155

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