Product Manager

Align colleagues around a vision for a digital product and help decide what should get built next.
At your pace
~ 12 months
Personal
mentor
Job guarantee
in 6 months
Master's-level diploma
9 hands-on projects

 

Every digital company has a "product," meaning platforms, services, or functionalities on which they depend. In this path, you'll be even more equipped to live at the intersection of commercial, technical, design and customer needs/psychology fields no matter whichever company you work for.

Product Managers are the people in the company who help define the product vision, prioritize feature requests - and say no to those which do not add the most value - as well as work with a variety of stakeholders to make this vision a reality. They are the voice of the customer throughout product design, development and delivery.

What are my job prospects?

Product managers are actively recruited by many different kinds of companies. You could find a job at a startup that's just getting off the ground or a massive company that operates globally!

By following this path, you could end up in a job with the following salaries:

  • United States
    • Beginner: $60,000 - $80,000
    • More experienced: $80,000 - $200,000+
  • United Kingdom
    • Beginner: £30,000 - £45,000
    • More experienced: £45,000 - £100,000

Who is eligible to enroll?

In order to take this learning path, you must have the following prerequisites: 

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field (engineering, design, online business) or a year of equivalent experience as a Product Manager or Software Engineer, which you can tell us about here (if you would like more information about this, please contact advisors@openclassrooms.com)
  • A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
  • Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam, and a stable internet connection

To earn the diploma, you’ll need to complete all projects and have them evaluated by your mentors. Your work will then be evaluated by a jury composed of professionals. Follow the courses offered in the path to prepare yourself for the projects. 

What will I learn?

This path prepares you both for the roles of Product Owner and Product Manager

Product Owners coordinate teams developers and keep sprints on track, following agile project management principles. They are also in charge of product releases, iterations and optimizations. Product Managers however need these first two sets of skills as well as two others: product strategy and product research and discovery.

By the end of this path, you'll be able to :

  • Define and share a strategic vision by creating a product roadmap
  • Discover the true needs of your customers and prioritize them in a product backlog
  • Support teams of software engineers in production efforts, sticking to agile project management principles
  • Coordinate the release and optimization efforts of high value product features 

You can also watch our course on Understand the Role of Product Manager if you want to learn more about the nature of the role. 

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

Projects
At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.  

Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.

Mentorship
During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

Your diploma

OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.

Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "Web and digital project manager (Manager de Projet Web et Digital)" master's-level diploma, registered with the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP).
This diploma is at level 7 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.

Your Job Guarantee

At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.

By following the learning path "Product Manager", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.

What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!

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Diploma
Web and digital project manager (Manager de Projet Web et Digital)