Unsure if an Advanced Learning Concentration is the right fit? Our admissions team evaluates direct placement applicants into our concentrations based on their related experience, background, and competencies.
If you don’t have the prerequisite experience needed, you will be considered for our Technology Career Acceleration Program, which provides a comprehensive foundation for the four core non-coding competencies in tech.
We created the Product Management Concentration Course for professionals interested in securing a Product career within the tech industry. Students gain mastery over the curriculum through hands-on, experiential classes and individual coaching.
The fundamentals of product vision, strategy, and data-driven decision making
Working with prototyping tools, validating, and testing as a product manager
Presenting research, outcomes, prototypes, metrics, and a product vision
Interview practice, navigating opportunities, and managing a product career
School16’s Product Management Concentration is an intensive, 8-week course featuring 90-120 minute sessions with expert Product Managers at companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Slack, and more.
Session 1: Understanding Product Vision, Strategy, and Teams
Session 2: Basic Product Management Frameworks and Building a Research Plan
Session 3: Product Discovery and Conducting User Interviews
Session 4: Synthesizing Findings and Data-Driven Product Decision Making
Session 5: Product Validation and Testing Techniques
Session 6: Working with Prototyping Tools as a Product Manager
Session 7: Creating a Product Plan and Roadmap
Session 8: Product Delivery and Communication Across Teams
Session 9: Understanding and Classifying Common Product Metrics
Session 10: Managing a Product Career and Navigating Product Management Opportunities
Session 11-12: Presenting Your Findings (Research Plan, Outcomes, Prototype, Metrics)
Session 13: Understanding and Practicing The Product Management Interview Flow
Session 14: Mastering the Case Study
“School16 was definitely worth the investment for me. I learned a lot about product management which is the field that I am transitioning into. There were plenty of resources for self-study and coaching sessions so I was able to have one on one office hour sessions with the instructors. I believe the program and my accountability group gave me the support that I needed to really attack my goals this year.”
“I feel like what School16 does actually needs to be a part of college education, but it's not unfortunately and School16 does a great job of filling that gap. The curriculum actually teaches you to network, connect with people, find great employers, interview well, and give actionable playbooks on each part of the process. I enjoyed School16 and it has been instrumental for me in getting promoted and accelerating my professional growth!”
“Walking out of the program, I felt that I was equipped with the tools I needed to find lasting success in my career. Through the teaching and mentorship I got from the program, I gained a position with a company in my desired industry. You really learn how to navigate your career from School16. From the classes I gained knowledge that I've always needed, but haven't been able to find on the internet or in person. I would strongly recommend School16 to anyone looking for a role in tech.”
Throughout her impressive tenure at companies like American Express, Facebook, and, currently, Etsy, Alexandra has leveraged her strong product and project management, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills into a successful product management career in tech.
Our mentors are all seasoned professionals with years of experience leading business teams across the four core non-technical disciplines we base our curriculum around.
at Shopify Plus
Sr. Director of Global Sales Enablement
at Shopify Plus
Sr. Solutions Specialist
All students are automatically considered for need-based scholarships.
Flexible, 0% interest, monthly payment plans available for all students.
Students may use employer tuition reimbursement benefits to pay for classes.
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