Cannabis Commercialization Certificate of Graduate Study

Cannabis Commercialization Certificate of Graduate Study

Unlock Your Potential

Earn a Cannabis Commercialization Certificate

The Cannabis Commercialization Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) courses offered by Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business (RCB):

  • will expand your career options in or adjacent to the rapidly evolving cannabis industry;
  • are a valuable stand-alone credential on the way toward earning a master’s degree;
  • are ideal for those who have not yet taken the Graduate Admission Test (GMAT) as the GMAT is not required for admission to the COGS program; and
  • are fully transferable into the MBA program at Rowan in the future to satisfy a Cannabis Commercialization area of concentration. For this option, students must work with an academic advisor to ensure courses selected during the COGS will satisfy the Concentration requirements in the MBA program.

Stand Out in Your Field

The rapidly evolving cannabis industry is anticipated to become a multi-billion-dollar economic driver across the USA—and beyond. Career opportunities related to cannabis are vast, and crossover talent is in high demand.

Plant-touching verticals, such as cultivation, extraction, manufacturing and retail, need experts from other industries to adapt, refine, and extend best practices into the highly regulated cannabis market. There is a strong and growing demand for ancillary businesses complementing and serving the cannabis industry, with potential career pathways in services such as:

  • accounting and tax;
  • finance and banking;
  • data analysis;
  • marketing and branding;
  • supply chain; and
  • human resources.

Whether you are drawn to plant touching verticals or ancillary cannabis business career pathways—or want to explore options in both categories—you can tailor the Cannabis Commercialization Graduate Certificate to support your career goals.

Why Choose a COGS?

A COGS pathway makes it possible to immediately focus on a specialized area of interest strategically tailored for your next career move or the next step in your education. The admissions process for a COGS is more streamlined than for a full degree, allowing a simpler entry point to explore graduate studies. 

Pursuing a Certificate of Graduate study (COGS) can contribute to your earning a promotion or higher pay, expand your responsibilities in your current role, and make your resume stand out. 

Gain expertise you can add to your repertoire and resume now. Elevate your strategic and critical-thinking dexterity, revitalize your skill set, improve your leadership and management potential, and give your work performance more agility and depth.

Fostering Cross-Campus Creativity—SIE

The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) houses Rowan’s nationally ranked entrepreneurship degree programs and the MBA Concentration and elective courses in Entrepreneurship and Cannabis Commercialization.

Fueling Bright Ideas—RCIE

The award-winning Rowan Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) drives Rowan's entrepreneurship across-campus initiative.

Funding Excellence—Rowan Innovation Venture Fund

The $25M Rowan Innovation Venture Fund makes equity investments in student, faculty, alumni, and community startups.

Admissions Information

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During our Program-Hosted Info Sessions, you'll learn about curriculum options, how our programs fit into a variety of career paths, admissions requirements, tuition and financial aid, and other important points for your planning and decision-making needs.

Learn More About Our Students and Alumni

Our MBA, MS Finance, Certificate students, and alumni bring a wide range of industry experience and varied career goals to the Rohrer College of Business (RCB). To learn more about some of our brightest RCB students and alumni, check out these select stories to get a sense of who might be your new contacts if you join us as a student or the type of talent you might hire if you’re looking to grow your team.