Certificate Program
Become A Product Management Professional, Part-Time.

Get practical, hands-on Product Management experience from industry leaders and learn what it takes to land a high-paying Product role with a top-tier tech company. Learn the skills necessary to land roles like Product Manager, Junior Product Manager, Associate Product Manager, Product Specialist, Product Coordinator, and more.

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Part-Time
Expert Instructors & Mentors
Online Learning
The Practical, Hands-On Experience You Need To Land Your First Product Role.

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.

Developing a Product

The fundamentals of product vision, strategy, and data-driven decision making

Prototyping a Product

Working with prototyping tools, validating, and testing as a product manager

Presenting a Product

Presenting research, outcomes, prototypes, metrics, and a product vision

Navigating a Product Career

Interview practice, navigating opportunities, and managing a product career

Our graduates are building careers at some of the top companies in tech.
Learn Essential Product Skills from Industry Experts.

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.

Fundamentals
User Research
Product Testing and Prototyping
Strategic Planning for Product Managers
Product Metrics and Product Careers
Product Delivery/Presentation, & Mastering the Interview
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6-8
Testimonials
Definitely worth the investment

“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.

Brian Dusape
Fall 2021 Cohort
Should be a part of college education

“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!”

Daniil Krets
Spring 2021 Cohort
I feel equipped to find lasting success

“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.”

Anonymous
Spring 2021 Cohort
Meet your new lead instructor.

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.

Alexandra Woo
Senior Product Manager at Etsy
Meet your mentors.

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.

Sean Lane

Operations
at Drift

Carlotta Zorzi

Strategic Partnerships
at Shopify Plus

Blaire Hervey

Sr. Director of Global Sales Enablement
at Shopify Plus

Prabha Dublish 

Product Manager
at Facebook

Alexandra Woo

Strategic Partnerships
at Etsy

​​Adrea Simmons

Sr. Solutions Specialist
at Microsoft

How we’re making learning accessible for all.

At School16, we strive to create a space where high-growth tech jobs are accessible to everyone—regardless of their background or experience. Apply now (only takes 3-5 minutes!) and meet with our admissions team to find out more about our accessible learning options.

Student Scholarships

All students are automatically considered for need-based scholarships.

0% Interest Payment Plans

Flexible, 0% interest, monthly payment plans available for all students.

Employer Reimbursement

Students may use employer tuition reimbursement benefits to pay for classes.

Free Resource Library

Podcasts, articles, and recorded webinars on tech roles and career development.

Program details.
Tuition:
$3,500 — Flexible payment plans and need-based scholarships available.
Schedule:
8-week course — Two 2 hour live online classes per week.
Cohort Size:
Classes capped at a maximum of 20 students.
Format:
Online classes — 6:00-8:00 P.M. EST, Mondays and Wednesdays.
FAQ
I'm working full-time. Can I still take this course?

Yes. This course is part-time and intended for working professionals or students. The classes are held virtually, on Zoom, in the evenings twice a week. You can complete homework assignments at any time during the week. Many of our students also expense the program as professional development training through their employer. You can email us at info@school16.co to learn more about expensing School16 tuition through an employer.

Who is this program a good fit for?

We designed this course for students who have some demonstrated interest and/or experience in the tech sector. If you have no experience in tech, completion of our Technology Career Acceleration Program is a prerequisite to qualify for this program. This course is a great fit for anyone who has experience in sales, operations, marketing, or customer support in tech and wants to transition into a product role. Founders and former entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply.

How much does the program cost?

School16 offers flexible payment options and opportunities to learn risk-free. The full tuition for the Advanced Concentration: Product Management course is $3500. All students are automatically considered for need-based scholarships and can choose to repay their tuition in monthly installments. If you're currently unemployed and you do not receive a scholarship, you also have the option of deferring payment until you get a job. If you are currently employed, you may be able to expense your tuition through your employer. You can email us at info@school16.co to learn more about expensing School16 tuition through an employer.

What sets School16 apart from other courses?

Our course not only teaches you the skills that you'll need for any first-time product management role—but the curriculum also provides the mentorship necessary to find the right industry and role you'd like to work in. There are a lot of tech product roles out there, and we want to help you find the right fit for you.

Is this a certificate-granting program?

Yes, successful completion of this program will earn students a certificate of completion for the Advanced Learning Concentration: Product Management course.

Do I need to take the introductory 8-week Technology Career Acceleration Program to qualify?

We recommend students take the introductory 8-week Technology Career Acceleration Program before taking a concentration in a particular field. However, students can place directly into an Advanced Learning Concentration course depending on their background and experience. We will evaluate placement during our admissions process.

Are there any discounts if I take more than one School16 course?

Yes, School16 alumni will receive special offers to enroll in Advanced Concentration courses.

Can I take more than one Advanced Learning Concentration?

Yes, we designed School16's education to fit each student's respective career and professional development goals. Students that successfully complete any of our course offerings are eligible to enroll in as many additional courses as required to complete their education.

Do I need to take an Advanced Learning Concentration course to land a tech job?

Many of our students start receiving job interviews and offers after graduating from our foundational 8-week program. However, certain highly competitive tech roles may require additional training to land a role (depending on the individual's experience).

What job titles could I expect after successfully completing this course?

Students who complete our Advanced Concentration: Product Management course will typically pursue the following roles: Product Manager, Junior Product Manager, Associate Product Manager, Product Specialist, Product Coordinator. This list is not exhaustive. Other roles may also be a fit for students that complete this course (depending on their experience).

What is the daily schedule of the course?

The classes meet twice a week for 90-120 minute sessions. Students will also receive assignments to complete during the rest of the week, including readings, solo work, and group projects.

Are there requirements to participate in the Advanced Concentration: Product Management course?

Students who have successfully completed the School16 Tech Career Accelerator program are immediately eligible to join the Advanced Concentration: Product Management course. For those who have not completed this program, you may still be able to place into the advanced course if you have some tech experience (even if limited), and/or if you've dabbled in developing a product (even if it's on your own, on a personal website, app, or another project). Other students will be admitted on a case-by-case basis based on their experience and goals. We recommend that prospective students who need additional support consider the Tech Career Accelerator Program in addition to the Advanced Concentration: Product Management course and complete them both.

What level of experience do I need to have to join this class?

There is no specific level of experience necessary for a student to enroll in this class. Students at varying places in their careers will find the Advanced Concentration: Product Management course useful—including students currently enrolled in college or university with some tech experience (including internships) and/or some product experience; or those that have taken the School16 Tech Career Accelerator Program. Those already working, at any stage of their career, may also be a good fit for the program. Our admissions counselors will guide applicants towards the right program fit based on their goals, whether that is the Advanced Concentration: Product Management, another concentration, or our Tech Career Accelerator Program.

What industries and roles are School16 students typically from?

School16 students come from various industries and levels of experience. Our students have come from tech, education, nonprofits, government, even musical theater. Some are currently enrolled in college, early in their career, mid-level, or have even led successful and long careers in their respective field. Transitioning to tech, including into Product roles, can be a good fit for anyone, regardless of their background. If you're interested in exploring Product careers, we're here to help you.

What comes with the course?

The School16 Advanced Concentration: Product Management course comes with over 24 hours of live class time, 1:1 and small group career mentorship including assistance in finding the right Product roles, applying, and interviewing for those roles, in addition to ongoing access to the School16 network. Students also have lifetime access to all educational materials and exclusive alumni-only events.

Is Product Management the right fit for me?

Product is an exciting and interesting role within the tech industry that gives you the opportunity to get hands-on experience creating something that will be delivered and used by potentially hundreds to millions of people. If you're a fan of problem-solving (like the process of constantly making something better), are highly organized, and are looking for a way to be creative, strategic, and tactical, Product may be a good fit for you.

Are You Ready for Your New Career?

Apply for the Product Management Advanced Concentration now!