Product Manager

Align colleagues around a vision for a digital product and help decide what should get built next.

DiplomaMaster's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months
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A flexible online program

Imagine starting a brand-new career at any time! Can’t commit to full-time? No problem, study at your own pace.

Real-world projects

Acquire the most relevant skills by completing 9 projects based on those required in your future career.

Individual learning support

Benefit from weekly mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

Master's-level diploma

Leave with a professional qualification and benefit from our hired or refunded guarantee.*

Project Management

Product Manager

DiplomaMaster's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months


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 (if you would like more information about this, please contact

  • You will need to provide a certificate not older than 2 years to demonstrate a minimum level of English B2.

    Certificates accepted:

    • English Diploma from a secondary institution (private or public) or an accredited higher learning institution
    • Linguaskill minimum score: 160
    • BULATS minimum score: 60
    • TOEIC minimum score: 785
    • IELTS minimum score: 6.5
    • TOEFL iBT minimum score: 88
    • Cambridge FCE / CAE / BEC HIGHER / BEC VANTAGE minimum score or grade: B or 160
    • Certificate from a language center demonstrating a minimum level of B2 (including the number of training hours completed and the company signature or stamp)

    Don’t have one of these certificates? Find out where to take an exam.

  • 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.

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.

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 a private distance learning establishment, registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France.

  • Once you’ve completed your training path and validated your skills, you’ll be awarded the "Product Manager" standard diploma.
    You'll earn the "Product Manager" certificate, registered at the National Directory of Professional Certifications. This diploma is at Master's-level on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

  • Contact the university or higher education establishment where you’d like to continue your studies if you have questions about the equivalence of the diploma.

Hired or refunded guarantee

  • You find a job in the 6 months following the date of validation of your last path project.

  • Otherwise, we guarantee the reimbursement of your tuition.*
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Project Management

Product Manager

DiplomaMaster's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months

A teaching method based on practical experience.

  • Acquire key skills for your future career with real-world projects.

  • Make progress with the support of an experienced professional.

  • Acquire concrete know-how and demonstrate it with a portfolio.

Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Start your journey as a Product Manager

It's time to step into your new role and find out what it means to be a Product Manager. Take the time to also define your goals and your study schedule in this first project.
Duration30 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Participate in a learning community with other members of the profession
  • Adopt a lifelong learning mindset
project 2

Deal with an unplanned event in your development sprint

When unexpected events throw a wrench in your plan, learn how to reprioritize your team's sprint deliverables.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Manage the workload of a development team
  • Recruit team members to build a high-performing team
  • Communicate efficiently with different professional stakeholders
  • Foster a healthy group dynamic
project 3

Deliver a Minimum Viable Product for an Internal Social Network

Define the scope and features of an app, to ensure smooth and successful development sprints.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Plan a development sprint
  • Select the appropriate project management methodology
  • Enable sponsors to make the right decisions for a project
  • Improve team performance through a regular retrospective analysis of sprints
  • Take part in documenting technical specifications
project 4

Inspect a product feature before its release

Time to investigate: test the features of an unpublished version of a website before it goes live. It's up to you to make sure the final product matches the approved wireframes.
Duration40 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Check a developed feature's functionality against your documented specifications
  • Coordinate the live release of a new feature
project 5

Lead the communications strategy of a new feature launch

A change to your product is going live. Develop the right communications strategy around its launch for your users and your colleagues to get on board.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Perform a product demonstration
  • Prepare a support team for product launch
project 6

Improve the landing page of a product

A travel company is expanding to provide tours in Japan, but their landing page has not been performing well. Analyze the data, design tests and build a new wireframe to lead this company to success.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Monitor qualitative key performance indicators
  • Monitor quantitative key performance indicators
  • Describe the core value proposition of a product
  • Evaluate the quality of the UX/UI on an interface
project 7

Create a prototype to test a product idea

Determine if an app idea is viable by building a lean prototype and running it through a full learning cycle.
Duration130 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Draw conclusions from a lean learning cycle
  • Measure the results of an experiment
  • Plan a lean learning cycle to test assumptions
  • Determine the needs of different stakeholders
  • Build an interactive prototype without the need for engineering or development resources
project 8

Determine the feasibility of a mobile version of your product

Recommend the best way forward for product which is now several years old and in need of a revamp, or evaluate the product market/fit and the viability of the idea you worked on in the previous project and build a convincing pitch deck.
Duration120 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Define UX methodologies to help a client through their creative process
  • Determine the feasibility of a project
  • Document technical specifications
project 9

Build a product roadmap

Help World Travel redefine its product strategy during a challenging economic time and create a special offer for local tourism.
Duration120 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Present a product vision throughout an organization
  • Assess a product opportunity through a business case
  • Take part in defining the digital strategy of an organization
  • Get buy-in on a roadmap using data
Web and digital project manager (Manager de Projet Web et Digital)

One-to-one learning support

  • Benefit from weekly individual mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Progress rapidly through projects thanks to their expertise in sharing know-how.

The OpenClassrooms community

  • Count on our solid student community to give you support 24-7.

  • Share your doubts or queries with a comprehensive network of students, mentors, and graduates.

Pay for your path

Monthly subscription: The flexible, customizable option

For everyone.

  • Flexible start date and study schedule

  • Non-binding subscription: Stop at any time

  • The faster you finish, the less it costs

  • Hired or refunded guarantee*

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Approx. 12 months

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