Hemp & Cannabis Business Management

Cannabis leaves and Stock Charts


The Bachelor of Science in Hemp & Cannabis Business Management (HACM) offers a robust educational pathway for students interested in the burgeoning hemp and cannabis industries.

Students will benefit from Stockton's strategic location and partnerships with industry leaders, gaining hands-on experience and insights into the dynamic hemp and cannabis markets. As a trailblazer in cannabis education, Stockton University is committed to preparing students for successful careers in these exciting and evolving fields.


Program Chair

Emmanuel Small

Emmanuel Small

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Management
609-652-4300 | G-231

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Hemp and Cannabis Business Management program at Stockton University emphasizes experiential learning through internships and hands-on projects.

Students will have the opportunity to work with industry leaders and local businesses, gaining practical experience in cultivation, processing, marketing, and regulatory compliance. These internships provide invaluable insights into the operational and strategic aspects of the hemp and cannabis industries, allowing students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios.

By participating in these experiential learning opportunities, students will build a professional network, enhance their resumes, and be well-prepared for successful careers in various sectors of the hemp and cannabis industries. Stockton’s commitment to providing high-quality, co-curricular experiences ensures that graduates are not only knowledgeable but also industry-ready.


Curriculum Information

Fall 2024 - Spring 2025


The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Hemp and Cannabis Business Management at Stockton University is meticulously designed to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary education.

The program is compromised of 128 credits, of which 80 credits are dedicated to core business management and hemp and cannabis-specific courses, ensuring a robust understanding of the industry’s operational, legal, and economic aspects. The remaining 48 credits encompass interdisciplinary general studies, including courses in natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, fostering a well-rounded educational experience.

Students will engage in hands-on learning through internships and experiential projects, gaining practical skills and industry insights. This curriculum not only equips students with specialized knowledge in hemp and cannabis but also develops critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and professional communication skills, preparing graduates for diverse and impactful careers in these emerging fields.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will apply and synthesize concepts learned throughout the Hemp and Cannabis Business Management Program to demonstrate a level of professional competency required of a new entrant in the hemp and cannabis industries as an employee, entrepreneur, consultant, or business owner.  

Graduates will be able to perform fundamental business skills in management, finance, accounting, marketing, operations and business analytics.

  1. Graduates will be able to apply current management, operations and administrative practices and theories.
  2. Graduates will be able to identify problems, determine portential solutions, and deliver a plan for marketable product or services to meet market needs.
  3. Graduates will be able to manage the flow of funds within organizations.
  4. Graduates will be able to organize, record and report business transactions.
  5. Graduates will be able to utilize the interrelationships between customers, products, and companies to guide effective deicision-making.
  6. Graduates will be able to apply theories and skills of statistical data analysis and manage science to support decision-making processes.

Graduates will be able to diagnose problems in various business situations, gather and analyze relevant information to understand the problems, select and implement appropriate solutions and evaluate outcomes.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate ethical reasoning by recognizing moral dilemmas, analyzing their effects on stakeholders, and applying ethics theories to determine alternative soltuions to those dilemmas.

  1. Oral communication: Graduates will be able to deliver information in a persuasive, logical, and organized manner with a professional demeanor using appropriate visual aids and questioning strategies.
  2. Written communication: Graduates will be able to create informational, analytical, and technical documents that are organized and concise, and incorporate credible sources.

Gradutes will be able to work effectively with various stakeholders in increasingly diverse and global business environments.

  1. Graduates will be able to interact effectively with team members.
  2. Graduates will be able to contribute their expertise to collaborative projects.
  3. Graduates will be able to recognize and implement inclusive and equitable business practices in diverse business environments.

Graduates will be able to use technology to support performance in varying business situations.

  1. Graduates will be able to select and use appropriate technology to gather, analyze, and interpret data to solve business problems, and communicate with employees, stakeholders, investors and customers.
  2. Graduates will be able to adapt to emerging technologies.
  3. Graduates will be able to identify ethical issues related to the use of technology and data, including privacy, security, and the use of AI tools. 


NB: These figures reflect the total number of New Jersey management and business jobs. Hemp and cannabis jobs comprise a portion of this data.