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Product School

Avg Rating:4.84 ( 194 reviews )

Product School was founded in 2014 and offers 4-week and 8-week, part-time product management courses to professionals in a live online classroom. The curriculum contains a mix of practical, hands-on projects; group activities; and real-world case studies with a focus on highly relevant skills needed for the next generation of software product leaders. Product School students learn how to build digital products from end-to-end, lead cross-functional teams, and land their next product job or promotion. Courses are taught by senior-level product managers who work at technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal, Uber, and Amazon. Classes are held in the evenings or on weekends to ensure that both instructors and students can maintain their full-time jobs.

To apply, candidates should fill out an online application form. Graduates may be eligible to receive industry certificates in Product Management, such as PMC™, PLC™, and PEC™. Product School prepares students for product management interviews to enable them to expand their professional network through access to a private community of over one million product professionals, including alumni, mentors and hiring managers from top technology companies.

In addition to training for individuals, Product School delivers custom product training to Fortune 500 companies seeking to upskill their existing teams or onboard new talent. Committed to building a product management community, Product School has published the Amazon bestseller, The Product Book, and hosts over 1,000 free events per year, The Proddy Awards, and ProductCon, the largest multi-city conference in the world for product managers.

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  • Product Executive Certificate™

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    Product Management, Agile
    OnlinePart Time4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$9,999
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
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    Choose from interest-free monthly installments, or spreading the cost up to 36 months.
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Product Leadership Certificate™

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    Product Management, Agile
    In PersonPart Time8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$6,999
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We offer different funding options to make financing your learning easy!
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    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Product Management Certificate™

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    Product Management, Agile
    In PersonPart Time8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$4,199
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We offer different funding options to make financing your learning easy!
    Choose from interest-free monthly installments, or spreading the cost up to 36 months.
    Tuition PlansDifferent payment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Helpful
    - 9/8/2017
    Jacob Neal • Graduate
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    I had a great experience at Product School, it was definitely worth the money. Our instructor Jeremy was very knowledgable, accessible (open to questions in and outside of class), and set up hands-on activities that you can't find in a book.

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    Product School was an amazing place to start my career as a PM. The PM course has fantastic reading materials with important product management principles. Each chapter has plenty of applicable real-world examples. The lectures and in-class exercises were very helpful.

    My instructor Shendi Wang did a terrific job delivering course concepts and referencing her experiences from the workplace; she is the Director of Product Management at Mastercard. I highly recommend enrolling in a cohort taught by Shendi. Not only does she know what she's talking about, she goes above and beyond by being a professional mentor for her students.

  • Molly Sheehy • Student
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    I highly recommend the Software Product Management course as an excellent baseline introduction for a Product Manager role. 

     

    Our instructor, Rich Headley, Lead Product Manager at Cornerstone, ensured the class was engaging for the students; he varied the pace of the course at times and shared great examples from his professional experience and sample work product.

     

    Each class includes small group exercises and presentations, which facilitate collaboration and feedback.  We built a strong camaraderie in our class; in fact, a few students offered to continue meeting (after the course ended) to explore enhancements for a consumer-facing product.

     

    I gained insight into key success factors for product management and practice analyzing a company's vision, customers / persona, aligning product roadmap to the strategic goals and analyzing which features to develop or enhance next.   We practiced design sprints and used Balsamiq to create wireframe mockups of our product enhancements. 

     

    A small bit of feedback to Product School is that some of the early exercises included features (bookmarks) which seemed basic; however, the focus of the course is not technical.  

     

    Overall, I looked forward to the Tuesday & Thursday evening classes, learning about the latest tools and UX design best practices; it was a highly valuable and informative experience.

  • Anton T • Graduate
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    My path to Product School was inadvertent. Initially I was looking at product management as a transitional role to bring me closer to a dev role, since I believed a good PM would need to be technical to work with engineers. As I learned more about product management though I realized that this multifaceted role was actually exactly what I was looking for. I decided to enroll in Product School, and after some research and finding rave reviews I decided on Dr. Joel Palathinkal as my instructor (and I was not disappointed). Dr Joel brings his professional experience from a broad product background and this was most valuable for me in class. Anyone can learn product management from a book or online materials, but realistic case studies and insight into what a head of product looks for in a candidate when hiring was invaluable. He is an expert instructor able to weave his professional experience into the Product School curriculum, and resonate with students from diverse backgrounds. I hope I cross paths with Dr. Joel in the future and would recommend him as a product expert.

  • Ian • Graduate
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    Going to the 8 week course at Product School in NYC was one of the best decisions I could've made. I've worked with the product team for two years at my current job, but needed experience with the product development process. While I've worked on many releases, I didn't know all the in's-and-out's of how to build and launch a product. This course will help lay a great foundation for you to cover what you need to know to make the jump into product. It has a well thought out curriculum. The optional homework assignments give you a chance to apply what you are learning and provide a good challenge. You also get to bring the work to life through team exercises. They help you use your new skills quickly on-the-spot, while collaborating with others. By the end of the course, you'll know how to take a product from ideation/validation through design, and bring it to market. You get to present a full product plan that you built over the course of the class. It's also an excellent piece to put in your portfolio for future interviews. 

    The instructors are fantastic and well versed in product. For our course, it was Chris Maliwat (former Netflix, Facebook, eBay, Warby Paker). His presentations were very insightful, as he often referenced real world experience to bring topics to life. He even brought in colleagues from other companies to give small talks. He was extremely enthusiastic about all topics and answered any questions very thoughtfully. He made you want to grow and do your best in each class. His input to all homework assignments is valuable to help you understand where you can improve. He also was open to taking a second look at homework after you made updates. Additionally, he provides individual attention. He went the extra mile to meet with you outside of class for anything you want to discuss further. For me, that was help with prepping from resume to apply for product positions. 

    Pros
    Great curriculum and product school book
    Experienced and well versed instructors 
    Engaged students
    Challenging homework assignments
    Hands on team exercises
    Outside learnings/readings from instructor 
    Outside speakers

    Areas For Improvement
    Time to complete and get feedback on team exercises
    Additional outside reading suggestions
    Better learning management system that houses course content

  • Jesse I Barlowe • Student
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    Product School was an amazing experience, especially since I had little to no product management experience when I enrolled in the course. The course itself truly takes you through every step of the product life cycle from ideation to iteration and everything in between. The lectures were informative, the notes provided excellent context, and the readings offered a fantastic in-depth foundation for everything learned in person. My instructor, Chris Maliwat, is a true product management veteran, having worked as a PM at some of the world's top companies. He was a fantastic teacher and provided excellent advice through lectures, hands-on projects, and interview/career prep. If you are seeking a career transition into Product Management, this course is for you. The tools to become a PM are truly at your disposal!

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    It was good experience to be part of product school. The best part was guidance provided by the lecturer, resume review. The area where I feel it could be enhanced are

    a) Revisit lectures ( recordings) if possible.

    b) Increase number of hours as mostly class cover is definitions, a brief intro of terminology/jargon which basically force you to google to read more about it and sometimes connect with what's taught in lectures. 

    c) it's a course to enhance and make professional ready for product management role. So I think assignment should have ample time for completion in order for the student to learn properly, understand and complete it. It might be wrong not precise but the student should understand rather than just try to complete as time line to complete is less. This does not help much as by the time one student complete assignment and g t reviews which he think to work on further another class comes up which just pile up work of revisiting assignments.

     

     

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    - 7/14/2017
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  • great experience
    - 7/13/2017
    Henry Liu • Graduate
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    Product School is  a great place to get a structured understanding of product management and start a career as a Product manager. I'm lucky to have the privilege work with my mentor Sudheera who shares enormous insight about not only what a product needs to know but also how a PM should think and act. I would recommend this course for people who are looking for new opportunities in product management.

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    I took the Product Management class offered by Product School this spring. The course was comprehensive and touched upon all the phases needed to build a product. It was further enriched by our instructor Nima Shafiee's (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nimas/) personal anecdotes, tips and advices. His vast experience in the field of product management and across various industries helped the students enormously. Nima was always encouraging, ready to respond to the students' queries and giving constructive feedback. After taking the class, the students came out with a holistic idea about the product management and more confident to make a career switch to product management. 

    The course curriculum could have been better if we had more material on data analytics and how it influences the product success strategy, feature prioritization etc. I also wished we had more sessions on mock interviews and design sprints. 

  • Great Course
    - 6/6/2017
    Blaise Bark • Product Manager • Graduate
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    Really enjoyed this course. It helped me feel very confident in my past learnings and helped open the doors to new ways of thinking. The teachers are absolutely A+++ and are very up to date in the tech world! 

    Could not recommend more!

  • Albert G • Product Manager • Student
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    This is a review of my Product School instructor Joel Palathinkal. I highly recommend taking this course with this instructor. He has an easy going demeanor and speaks clearly. He knows what he is talking about and is always ready to help. He is quick to provide meaningful and relevant guidance. He keeps the class going and engaged. Sign up. Don't wait. 

    Having fun with the class.

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