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.
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 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.
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.
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.
"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"
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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
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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