Programs of Study

CannaBusiness Management



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Program Summary:

The CannaBusiness Management microcredential is designed to provide learners with the basic management skills needed to operate in an entry-level capacity in the cannabis industry covering topics that include the history of cannabis, seed to sale, licensure and compliance in NYS, and best practices for businesses through a combination of courses. This program provides training in many different business focused areas, ideal for both employed workers looking to upskill as well as students who want to earn a cannabis credit while on their way to a Business Administration AAS degree. Upon completion of this program, students will have gained the skills to successfully work in the cannabis industry as a manager or an employee, and will be able to employ a wide range of business skills needed to start and grow a successful cannabis business; students will also receive a Cannabis Retail badge.

Students enrolled in this microcredential may be eligible for NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Credentials. If you have any questions, please contact


  • $80,000 for dependent undergraduate students, independent students who are married and have tax dependents, or independent students who are unmarried and have tax dependents
  • $40,000 for married independent undergraduate students who have no other dependents
  • $10,000 for unmarried independent undergraduate students with no dependents

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  • Skills: problem solving, communication, leadership, financial understanding, fundamental principles of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling); ability to identify opportunities and assess risks; ability to develop a viable business plan for a cannabis-related venture.

  • This Microcredential can be stacked into our Business Administration AAS Business Administration- Marketing AAS, Business Accounting AAS, and Hospitality & Tourism Management AAS degrees.

HUM-(Special Topic) Introduction to Cannabis
Three of the following business courses:

  • BUS 1416 Financial Accounting
  • BUS 1310 Principles of Management
  • BUS 1341 Entrepreneurship*
  • BUS 2122 Computer Applications for Business
  • BUS 1501 Business Law I
  • ECO 1401 Macroeconomics*
  • ECO 1402 Microeconomics*
    *Course offered virtually/online

Interested in Transferring to a SUNY 4-year college?

Check out SUNY’s Course Equivalencies to find out what and how courses will transfer.

Microcredentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills and experience in a particular field. SUNY Sullivan’s microcredentials are “stackable” — meaning, they can provide a pathway to a certificate or full degree, now or when you are ready.

Microcredentials are groups of three to five courses that can be taken as a standalone program or you can stack them to create a pathway to earn a certificate or full degree. They are designed to help you quickly develop relevant skills to obtain employment or to enhance your skills to advance your career. Courses may be offered online and/or in-person depending on the microcredential program. As a student, enrolled in a microcredential program, you have access to SUNY Sullivan's academic support and campus resources.

Anyone seeking to advance their career or increase their earning potential, those needing to up-skill or make a career change, those looking to come back to the job market, and yes, those looking for fun, engaging, learning to support a hobby or interest.

Microcredentials are also suitable for current students and alumni who want to concentrate on a particular skill or area of interest. Credits earned in a microcredential program may apply toward your degree program.

Apply for Free and complete the College's application. When answering question 11 in section 2 on the application, click on the drop-down box and search for the name of the microcredential in which you would like to enroll.

For more information about our Microcredential programs contact SUNY Sullivan at 845-434-5750 extension 4255, or email

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