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Product Management Course & Internship

Do this program in In Cape Town only.
No experience required.

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Product Managers don't just ask "how", they ask "why".

These skilled professionals are the masterminds behind taking an idea from executive level, refining it into something tangible, and guiding it through its development life cycle.

The success of a product relies on a whole bunch of different specialities – software engineers, designers, marketers – and it’s the job of the product manager to bring them all together into one seamless union. Even if your goal isn’t to launch a product or start your own business, the product management skill set will teach you to approach problems using a business, technology, and design mindset.

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Diana gilmore
Diana Gilmore, iX Product Management 2016
Now working as a Commercial Account Executive at Twilio Inc.
"The Product Management course was challenging and rewarding in the best ways. I couldn’t have been more prepared by my teacher to apply my newly acquired knowledge during the internship. I roadmapped three separate products, developed customer journey maps, user flows, use case diagrams, and in depth competitive analyses."

iX Product Management alumni have gone on to work at

An integrated program to prepare you for the 21st century.

We combine enriching cultural education, high-intensity skills development, and real-world professional experience—an essential combination for an impactful career in the future.
Week 1:
Global Studies
All of our programs begin with an immersion into your chosen city. Take classes about the city's history, culture, and current events to understand your context. Explore your surroundings through iX-sponsored excursions.

Weeks 2-3:
Skills Bootcamp
Start building your skill set—quickly. Our collaborative, workshop-style courses, taught by industry experts, will push you to learn faster than you thought possible. Finish up with an impressive porfolio of class projects, and get ready for your internship.

Weeks 4-6:
Internship
Go beyond the classroom with a guaranteed internship. Work with a company abroad to apply your gained classroom knowledge in an professional environment. Finish up with a clear deliverable to show future employers.
Program structure bracket
Throughout the 6 weeks, there will be readings and reflection pieces that prompt you to connect your international experiences, skills training, and internship. The entire program will add up to 6 credits from the University of Virginia. By the end, you will have a deep understanding of your city in a global context, and a powerful set of skills and work experience to accelerate your career.
More about the credits from UVA.

An intense skills bootcamp with expert instruction and mentorship.

iX classes quickly prepare you to create real-world value. Small class sizes mean you build personal relationships with your teaching team.

Note: This course overview is for informational purposes only. The content and learning objectives are set by your teachers, and may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curriculum revisions, the actual pace of learning by students, and other factors.

  • Product management

    Product Management Fundamentals

    Product Management job portfolio, product life cycle - from Product to Market and product Value Propositions. Implement User Experience design: user research, personas, usability testing, PRD, tech stack, as well as prototyping and Minimum Viable Product.

  • Chat

    Problem Solving

    Analyse and implement hypothesis formation. Implement principles of Roadmapping and Growth Hacking. Conduct user research and successfully launch new products with good market fit. Understand key stakeholders’ needs across the business. Prototype and wireframe new ideas.

  • Create

    Product Ideation

    Prototype and wireframe new ideas. Build good products iteratively by working agile and shipping MVP early and often. Systematic methods for decision making between departments with various priorities. Use of Product Vision Board, Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas to envision new products.

Johann van tonder
Johann van Tonder
COO at AWA Digital
2019 Product Management Teacher

"I’ve been teaching in various programs at universities for 20 years. I love the exchange with critical thinkers, and eternal learning. Products drive business and as a PM, you’re at the front-end of that"

Download the Product Management Course Prospectus

Includes in-depth information about the industry, our curriculum, and internship options.

Apply your skills immediately.

Our internships are different from the usual. Instead of leaving you on your own, we provide you with daily support and occasional classes to cover additional material. That means you'll be able to create huge value in a short time—all of which you can add to your resume to show future employers.

More about internships at iX
M4JAM

Cape Town

A micro-jobs platform that connects brands to an on-demand workforce through mobile.

AWA Digital

Cape Town

An award-winning international conversion rate optimisation (CRO) agency, specialising in e-commerce

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Results that speak for themselves.

Tangible achievements for your resume.
Isa kashi
Isa, iX Product Management 2018
Now a Product Manager at Google

"The Product Management course taught important information at a great pace. I learnt applicable skills, which is a feeling I don’t usually have in class settings."

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Let's talk options.

This course is only available in Cape Town.
Dates for Cape Town
Session 1:
May 25 - July 3

Applications open

Session 2:
July 6 - August 14

Not available

Program fees for Cape Town

$9470

Our program fees include all costs except flights, transport to internships, and daily living. We provide need-based financial aid to better include students from all walks of life.
Included in every program
  • 6 credits of coursework
  • A guaranteed internship placement
  • Comfortable, secure housing
  • International insurance
  • Immersive cultural excursions and events
  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • LinkedIn, resume, and career support
  • Lifetime access to the global iX Alumni Network
iX Financial Aid

iXperience offers direct need-based financial aid to all qualifying students. Your eligibility for financial aid is determined entirely by your demonstrated need, and you'll have the chance to apply along with your iX program application. Applying for financial aid will not impact your admissions decision in any way.

Thoughts
from our alumni.

Pearl owei
Pearl Owei
USC Class of 2020

After completing iXperience, I have found that product management is definitely something I see myself doing in the future, and not only have I gained the knowledge to be able to do this, but I have also gained an extremely talented network and helpful mentors to guide me along the way.

Jessica carlin
Jessica Carlin
UMich Class of 2021

iX gave me the opportunity to study abroad and explore an amazing city, while deep-diving into a new skill. The class was very unique and you wouldn’t get the useful and real-world knowledge at your home university.

Will kittler
Will Kittler
Princeton Class of 2019

The Product Management course prepared me tremendously for my internship at Aerobotics. Our instructors taught us hard skills such as how to create product roadmaps and build use cases for a product, while enabling us to communicate effectively between engineers, executives, and business managers to ensure a product rolls out on time.

Shane taleisnik
Shane Taleisnik
UCLA Class of 2020

I have had numerous professors and teachers throughout the years, and none of them were quite like my teacher at iX, Johann. His teaching style - pushing us to our limits - and unwavering work ethic have inspired me to never be complacent again. I have learned so much in such a short period of time!

Christopher carvalho
Christopher Carvalho
Penn State Class of 2017

The skills and tools I learned in the PM class will be remembered and applied for the rest of my career. It was an honor learning from industry experts.

A streamlined application process.

Complete your application in an hour.
Early Action 1 application deadline: October 24, 11:59 pm PT.
STEP 1

Build your summer. (5 mins)

Use our application platform to choose the best city, course, and date combination for you. Not sure what combo to pick? Don't worry – you can change your selection after submitting your application. Our Admissions Team is always here to help you with your choice.
STEP 2

Choose between a written application or phone interview. (30-45 mins)

Our application focuses on your behaviors, motivations, and aspirations. You can write our short application essays, or choose to schedule a phone interview with one of our admissions consultants if the option is available. Our advice? Just be yourself!
STEP 3

Confirm your eligibility. (10 mins)

In order to receive your admissions decision, you'll need to confirm that you are in good academic standing with your home institution and that you are approved to study abroad. We'll send you a form to complete with your study abroad adviser to make this easy. We highly recommend meeting with your study abroad office and other advisors about your summer plans.
STEP 4

Get your admissions decision.

You'll hear back from our admissions team in two to four weeks, depending on when in the year you apply. Earlier applications receive quicker decisions and preferential admission. After receiving your decision, you'll have opportunities to ask more detailed questions about the program or even put your parents in touch.
STEP 5

Secure your spot.

As spots at iXperience are limited, we encourage our admitted applicants to secure their spot in the program by paying their deposit within two weeks.