Product Manager

Align design, technical and business teams around a product vision.

Training period

12 months full time

Training duration

800 hours supervised

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 12 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 ManagementProduct Manager

Master’s-level diploma

Training period

12 months full time

Training duration

800 hours supervised

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This online training was created in partnership with MediaSchool, the French leader in higher and continuing education in the digital and communications sectors.

Become a Product Manager: from strategy to market launch, ensure the successful development of the product roadmap

Typical projects you will be able to lead following our online training:

  • Manage sprints from A to Z to guide your team in achieving goals and concretely adapt the plan based on test results.
  • Define and present a product strategy to prioritize actions and unite teams.
  • Evaluate the performance of a digital product (business, UX, UI) to optimize it, based on qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Develop a prototype to test your ideas, analyze customer needs, technical feasibility and economic viability of the project.
  • Design the user journey of a mobile application or a website to ensure consistency and differentiation at each stage and prioritize optimizations.
  • Manage digital web projects to achieve the product vision and continuously improve the product.
  • Develop the internal and external communication strategy of a new feature to achieve business objectives.

The Product Manager role is crucial for business:

  • Product Manager is one of the 10 best jobs in 2022 in the US, according to Glassdoor***
  • Median salary in the US for a product manager is $125,317, according to Glassdoor***
  • Tech companies top the list of those that hire product managers and are rated based on employee reviews, average salary, and number of job openings: Amazon, Google, Meta, Apple, and Microsoft****

***Glassdoor 2022. 50 Best Jobs in America for 2022 - link

****Glassdoor, Top Companies Hiring for Product Manager Jobs - link

Training updated in October 2022

Our training programs allow you to learn by doing

Manage concrete projects based on professional situations. Knowing is good, knowing how to do it is better!

A mentor, a professional in the field, will accompany you throughout your training

Marie-Julie Lemaitre, actuellement Tribe lead Cybersécurité chez Thales,  a plus de 10 ans d'expériences en management de produit technologique chez Thales, RentaCar, Parrot, Cafeyn, Showroomprivé. Marie-Julie est mentor sur les parcours Product Manager, Scrum Master, Coach Agile, UX Designer & Business Analyst d'OpenClassrooms depuis 2019

Marie-Julie Lemaitre, currently Tribe lead - Cybersecurity at Thales, has over 10 years of experience in technology product management at Thales, RentaCar, Parrot, Cafeyn, Showroomprivé. Marie-Julie continues as a mentor on the Product Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, UX Designer & Business Analyst courses at OpenClassrooms since 2019.

"I really enjoy sharing my knowledge while leaving a lot of autonomy to the learners so that they develop this 'Test & Learn' mindset, an essential skill of the professions they wish to enter. I also like to provide them with the global view of the steps they will go through, in order to make the intellectual path necessary to complete a project more fluidly."

Your career and employment opportunities following this program

After completing this degree program, you will be able to work as a product owner, product manager, product marketing manager, digital project manager, growth product manager.

Market salaries for the position of product manager:

  • from $97,000 gross per year for a beginner profile;
  • up to $169 000 gross per year for an experienced profile.

This range may vary depending on the size of the company and the region.

Source: Glassdoor "Product Manager Salaries - United States" updated on December 2021

Our alumni tell us

Sonia Kapche Kamga, étudiante sur ce parcours en alternance chez ICPF de 2021 à 2023  :

Sonia Kapche Kamga, a French student on this work-study path at ICPF from 2021 to 2023:

“In the training program, the projects are very concrete. This ‘real life’ aspect is reinforced by the apprenticeship. What I learn with my mentor, I can directly apply at work.”


Prerequisites to enroll

Level of study:  Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (engineering, design, online business) or a year of equivalent experience as a Product Manager or Software Engineer

Language: 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.

Your diploma

  • OpenClassrooms is an online training educational establishment, declared as such by the French authority ‘le rectorat de l'Académie de Paris’.

  • Once you’ve completed your training program, and subject to validating the required elements, you will receive the professional certification "Manager en stratégie et développement de projet digital", registered to the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) from France compétences. This certification is a Master’s-Level diploma (European Level 7) on the EQF (European Qualification Framework).

  • If you intend to continue your studies at another institution after this training program, contact that university or school in advance to learn their entry requirements for equivalency and/or credit transfer.

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 ManagementProduct Manager

Master’s-level diploma

Training period

12 months full time

Training duration

800 hours supervised

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

Get Started with Your Product Manager Training

Set yourself up for success in your path. Find out what you are going to learn and get to know your mentor. You will also define your learning goals in this first project!

15 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Prepare for your training
project 2

Integrate Effective Monitoring Into Your Daily Product Manager Tasks

Stay up to date with changes in your ecosystem and improve your professional practices through monitoring.

30 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Select relevant information sources
  • Set up a monitoring system
project 3

Run a Sprint from Beginning to End

Define the features of a corporate social media network and track your team's progress with an agile mindset.

100 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Define the features of a digital product
  • Design documents and supports adapted to an Agile project management
  • Frame a project according to the Scrum methodology
project 4

Manage Your Team During a Sprint

Use your managerial skills to manage unexpected events and the problems your team encounter during a sprint.

70 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Maintain a product backlog
  • Adapt your management methods to your team's varied profiles
  • Identify suitable external contractors for a project
project 5

Maintain your Product Backlog

Use your managerial skills to smoothly handle the unexpected problems rising during a sprint and better support your team.

40 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Plan upcoming sprint releases
  • Present a product increment to stakeholders
  • Update a sprint board
project 6

Convert your Website's Visitors Into Leads

Optimize the landing page of a travel agency using a varied set of qualitative and quantitative data.

70 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Analyze the UX quality on an interface
  • Assess the performance of a digital product
  • Design wireframes
project 7

Develop a Communication Strategy for the Release of a New Feature

Adapt statistical methods to solve problems in fields such as economics and engineering

70 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Design internal and external communication material
  • Develop a Communication Strategy for the Release of a New Feature
project 8

Design a Prototype that Meets User Needs

Boost your product's desirability by testing your concepts and ideas on your users.

130 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Assess a product's desirability to users
  • Design a working prototype of a product
project 9

Present a Project to Investors

Focus on your product's technical feasibility and commercial viability to make sure it's sustainable, profitable and attractive to investors.

105 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Analyze a product's technical feasibility
  • Evaluate a product's economic viability
project 10

Manage the Website Design of a Nonprofit Organization

Lead a website creation project with your team using the waterfall methodology

40 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Define key performance indicators
  • Determine the resources needed for a waterfall methodology project
project 11

Support Your Team in Development Sprints for an E-Commerce Website

Help guide your team members in completing their tasks on schedule and within budget. You'll be presenting your project to stakeholders.

40 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Get stakeholders on board with a product vision
  • Manage a project with time and budget constraints
  • Set individual and collective SMART goals
project 12

Lead the Product Strategy of a Company

Revitalize the offer and the market positioning of an media company.

90 hours supervised

Skills acquired in this project
  • Define the product strategy of an organization
  • Rally stakeholders to a digital strategy
Manager en stratégie et développement de projet 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.

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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*

€500 per month

for an estimated duration of 12 months amounting to €6,000.

Enroll now

This training program requires an estimated time commitment of 1600 hours, including 800 hours supervised.

The total training duration consists of:

  • 800 hours supervised with projects, coached by mentors
  • 800 hours guided with courses and educational resources

The training period can be extended in the case of part time training.
The average duration is estimated and depends on your entry level into training, the time allocated per week, your availability, your capacity, and learning pace.

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Training program last updated on Mar 26, 2024