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Take the Lead in a Growing Industry
Excelsior's Graduate Certificate in Cannabis Control will help you keep pace with the opportunities, challenges, and complexities of the cannabis industry and its accompanying regulations. The certificate's unique interdisciplinary approach prepares you to converse with policymakers, industry leaders, proprietors, and other stakeholders across the many professions that the cannabis industry touches. You will learn to develop your critical thinking skills and deepen your knowledge base to understand the impact of cannabis legalization in our communities, states, and nation.
A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this graduate certificate program.
View our Graduate Certificate in Cannabis Control program guide for more information.
Start January 9
Courses start every 8 weeks
What Courses Will I Take?
- Our program keeps ahead of rapid industry changes with guidance from the market leaders and entrepreneurs on our Cannabis Industrial Advisory Council
- Cannabis is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. job market (Source: Markets Insider)
- Boost your earning potential and your skills
- Keep your career on the cutting edge— while saving time and money
Real Community. Real Experience.
Amanda Reiman is the vice president of community development for Flow Cannabis Company, which engages in distribution, manufacturing, and white label production of sun-grown cannabis products.
Jessica Velazquez is a certified public accountant (CPA) and managing partner of Indiva Advisors LLP, a full-service CPA firm for cannabis and hemp businesses. She helps business owners navigate through unique accounting, tax, and financial industry challenges.
Passionate about cannabis, Johnson left his career as a financial advisor to work as a patient counselor and social media director at a local dispensary. He has a unique insight into the needs of cannabis business owners.
Gretchen Schmidt has been in academia for nearly 20 years. After several years in the legal field she determined that she could make more of an impact on peoples' lives through teaching. As a lifelong learner herself, she truly believes in Excelsior’s mission.
"Our courses are designed by a team of academically and industry qualified professionals who develop experiential and problem-based learning experiences to ensure learning in the classroom is really connected to things going on in today’s workplace."
Cannabis Industrial Advisory Committee
The Cannabis Industrial Advisory Committee (CBC-IAC) is instrumental in ensuring Excelsior’s Cannabis Control Program is current and relevant to the needs of this ever-changing market. The committee is made up of leading industry experts and provides thought leadership in all facets of cannabis business operations as well as opportunities for students to connect with the industry beyond the classroom through internships, course projects, and networking events. Learn More
Explore Common Careers
Ensure the safety and satisfaction of all customers and employees.Average Yearly Salary:
Testing Lab Manager
Make sure production goals are met and all products meet quality standards.Average Yearly Salary:
Read more to start your career leading compliance for all cannabis business operations.Average Yearly Salary:
Manage promotional planning, advertising campaigns, market research, and pricing strategy.Average Yearly Salary: