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University of San Diego
Product Management Bootcamp

Become a Professional Product Manager

In 25 weeks, you can prepare to become a product manager through the online University of San Diego Product Management Bootcamp - no prior experience required. As part of the program, you will gain valuable skills like UI/UX, product design, marketing, software development, and more to help you launch a fulfilling, lucrative career.

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Program at a Glance

25

Weeks

6/28

Apply By

7/5

Next Start Date

$2000

Potential Scholarships

Why Learn Product Management

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Product managers are at the forefront of innovation for organizations, working to develop and optimize the products of the future. Combining research and creativity, product managers ensure goods and services are designed to meet user needs at every step, from conception through pricing, consumer strategy, marketing, and beyond. With the part-time USD Product Management Bootcamp, you will receive the specialized training and experience you need to excel as a product manager.

The Demand for Product Managers

Product managers are needed nationwide across multiple industries. In California, companies and organizations are hiring product management specialists at all levels of experience–for both local and remote jobs.

According to Burning Glass, product management employment in the US is projected to grow 22% over the next decade.

Businesses are actively seeking product management professionals across all industries and sizes, including local high-tech employers like Amazon, Deloitte, and Intuit.

Hiring for roles like Product Manager, Product Owner, and Offering Manager, these companies are rapidly growing and building out their technical teams.

USD Product Management Bootcamp students graduate well-prepared for these roles and many others.

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Strengthen Your Resume
With Product Management

Whether you’re looking to upskill or change careers entirely, you can master the foundations of product management through our Product Management Bootcamp. Over 25 weeks, you’ll develop a professional portfolio, gain valuable experience, and practice sought-after tech skills like UI/UX development. Plus, you’ll receive networking and job search support to guide your career journey.

Learn more about the program offerings, then apply today to get started!

Why Choose the USD Product Management Bootcamp

With product managers in high demand, it's now more important than ever to find a program that fits your needs. Until recently, prospective students interested in product management had fewer education options. Rather than choosing between a lengthy product management MBA program or a basics-only short course, we offer an immersive bootcamp approach designed to help learners at all levels reach their career goals.

Students of the USD Product Management Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy
graduate job-ready to build successful futures as product managers in tech, finance, construction, health care, and more.

Bootcamp Application and Start Dates

    Program

    Part-Time Product Management Bootcamp

    Apply By

    06/28/2022

    Start Date

    07/05/2022

    End Date

    12/22/2022

    Status

    Open

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful tech bootcamps in the nation, with incredible student reviews, years of experience in education, and impressive graduate outcomes.

Students are assisted by career success coaches and graduate as members of the Fullstack Academy community—a supportive alum network that can help open doors to future opportunities in California, online/remotely, and beyond!

Fullstack Academy brings its learning method, reputation, and community to the USD Product Management Bootcamp to make Product Manager training more accessible.

Powered By Fullstack Academy

How the University of San Diego Product Management Bootcamp Works

Part-time, 25-week immersive program
Live-online format
Weeks 1-12 Essentials*
Tuesdays and Thursdays
4pm-7pm PT
Weeks 14-16 UI/UX
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
4pm-7pm PT
Weeks 17-19 Product Design
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
4pm-7pm PT
Weeks 20-22 Product Marketing
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
4pm-7pm PT
Weeks 23-25 Software Development
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
4pm-7pm PT

*break week after essentials.

Allow for an additional 1-4 hours of independent classwork per week


Tuition and Payment Options

There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships, and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.

  • The University of San Diego is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

    Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $12,396
    Total Tuition - $12,495

    *Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 non-refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

  • $1,500 Founder’s Scholarship

    To celebrate the Product Management Bootcamp launch, the Founder's Scholarship will be given to all students enrolled in the inaugural July 2022 cohort.

    $500 Community Scholarship

    For USD alumni, current students, and employees.

    $2,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans (for the inaugural cohort only).

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans (for subsequent cohorts).

    **Valid ID required.


Big Return On Your Investment

Boost your earning potential in 25 weeks by gaining the skills you need to launch a new career in product management. Product managers in the U.S. earn an average salary of $107,105 (Burning Glass), making now a lucrative and exciting time to join the product management field.


What You Will Learn

Our teaching methods enable students at every level to thrive. We ensure our curriculum consists of the most current, in-demand technologies to jumpstart a successful product management career. Taught by industry experts, the bootcamp is designed to provide technical skill-building as well as hands-on experience.

Weeks
  • The Product Development Lifecycle
  • Building Business Models
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Hypothesis Validation
  • Design Thinking
  • Product Planning, e.g., building product roadmaps, understanding MVPs
  • Product Analytics
  • Building a Product Strategy
  • Working with and Hiring Teams
  • Landing a Job as a Product Manager
  • 24 weeks of instruction, plus one break week = a 25-week program.
  • Learn and practice both quantitative and qualitative methods for gaining a deep understanding of users’ needs and interests.
  • Develop a strong foundation in key design concepts and prototyping products across a wide range of industries.
  • Leverage techniques for one of the most critical aspects of a Product Manager’s job. Some techniques you will learn include empathy mapping, product storytelling, and creating go-to-market plans.
  • Ground yourself in the world of product management in software development. Learn agile, technical concepts, like APIs and machine learning, and tech stack concepts.

Product Management Tools

While guiding a product from initial concept to market can be complex, the curriculum in the USD Product Management Bootcamp teaches you the latest tools and software necessary to get the job done successfully.

Our well-rounded curriculum covers essential product management tools for industry analysis, roadmapping, project tracking, management, marketing, and more. Here are just some of the tools and software you’ll learn in our program:


Designed by Real Product Management Experts

The USD Product Management Bootcamp curriculum focuses on real-world application. Dynamic, working product management professionals developed the material in accordance with industry best practices as well as optimal student experience.

Meet our Curriculum Designers:

Sierra Calhoun Pollard
Sierra Calhoun-Pollard

CEO of Winnovation Agency, a consulting firm for innovation and marketing

  • For the last 10 years, Sierra Pollard has made innovation her passion in life.
  • Sierra has also served as Adjunct Professor of Product Innovation at universities, including the University of North Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Florida.
Mukesh Jain
Mukesh Jain

Science, Engineering, and Product Lead in Personalization at Amazon

  • Mukesh has served in leadership roles in product management for over 15 years and has been working in the field for almost 25 years.
Hitesh Parashar
Hitesh Parashar

Co-founder of Astellent, a consulting firm in product design, development, and launch

  • A leader in the product management field for almost 15 years, Hitesh Parashar has successfully conceptualized, built, and launched applications and business models for both consumers and enterprises, scaling to hundreds of millions of users and creating hundreds of millions of dollars in enterprise value.
Leigh Lawhon
Leigh Lawhon

Head of Product at Strategic Education, Inc. an education technology company

  • Leigh Lawhon has served in UX/UI and graphic design roles for almost 25 years.
  • Leigh has an extensive background in building SAAS and web-based solutions from the ground up, collaborating directly with clients to determine requirements, and developing concepts, budgets, and workflows.

Career Success

Students will gain valuable insight into how to build a successful career in product management from day one of the USD Product Management Bootcamp. While you learn product management fundamentals from our online expert instructors, a team of career success coaches will also assist you with:

  • Growing your professional network

  • Resume and LinkedIn profile optimization

  • Interview and assessment prep

  • Salary-negotiation workshops

  • And much more!

You’ll also graduate from the program with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability to solve real business problems for real companies.

Bootcamp graduates are highly sought after by some of the world’s leading companies.

USD Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy NYC graduates.


How the University of San Diego Product Management Bootcamp Compares

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Cost Per Hour of InstructionHours of ContentCareer Coaching
USD Product Management Bootcamp$40.30 per hour300+ hours
Product Gymgreen check mark> $500 per hour12 hours
General Assembly$98.75 per hour40 hours
Product School$139.97 per hour30 hours

Who Should Attend

The USD Product Management Bootcamp is designed for those looking to transition into the field or increase their knowledge base within it. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed in the bootcamp. Apply today and join others like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.

Healthcare

Finance

Retail

Customer service

Manufacturing

Admin

Marketing

And more...


Ready to Start Learning?

Once you’re ready to start your product management journey, here are the steps you can expect in the admissions process.

  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    1. No product management experience required
    2. Covers logical reasoning
    3. Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision
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