• Admission closes on 7 Jun, 2024
  • Program Duration 8 months
  • Learning Format Online Bootcamp

Why Join this Program

UC San Diego Global Advantage

UC San Diego Global Advantage

Award of Completion and Masterclass from UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies

Harvard | Hands-on Learning

Harvard | Hands-on Learning

Harvard Business Publishing Podcases, 100% live learning, 4+ Projects, 25+ Quizzes, 20+ Assignments

Top Tools | Product Teardown

Top Tools | Product Teardown

Product Teardown Sessions and Top PM Tools- Google Analytics, Balsamic, Jira, Mixpanel, Figma, etc.

AI-powered Product Management

AI-powered Product Management

Become AI-powered Product Manager via ChatGPT, Google Bard, Gencraft, Midjourney, and Picsart 


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Product Management Certification Overview

This Product Management program offers live interactive classes, 4+ projects, 25+ quizzes, 20+ assignments, and real-world, industry-based capstone projects to help you excel in your product management career. Learn about top product management tools like Google Analytics, Jira, Mixpanel, Figma, VS Code, and Balsamiq to build your own product portfolio.

Key Features

  • Receive an Award of Completion from the University of California San Diego Division of Extended Studies
  • Masterclass by UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies
  • 100% live interactive classes delivered by top product management industry experts
  • Product Teardown sessions
  • AI-powered product management leveraging ChatGPT, Google Bard, Gencraft, Midjourney & Picsart
  • Harvard Business Publishing Podcases
  • Hands-on learning via 4+ projects, 25+ quizzes, 20+ assignments, 40+ student guides and 30+ text-based self-learning resources
  • Real-world Capstone projects on Facebook, Tesla, Instagram, Netflix & Nike
  • Learn top product tools like Google Analytics, Strategyzer, Jira, Mixpanel, Figma, Visual Studio Code, Balsamiq, Adobe Fresco, Sketch & Hugo
  • Build a winning product portfolio to showcase your potential
  • Product Management Masterclass by Industry Experts from companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and more.
  • Simplilearn Career Service helps you get noticed by top hiring companies

Product Management Certification Advantage

Master product management with UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies in this interactive online product management course. Learn fundamental PM concepts and advanced tools and techniques to propel your product management career.

  • Award of Completion

    UC San Diego Extended Studies Benefits

    • Receive an award of completion from the UC San Diego Extended Studies
    • Masterclass by UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies
  • Simplilearn Certificate

    Simplilearn Advantage

    • Certificate from Simplilearn
    • 100% live interactive classes delivered by industry experts
    • Product Management Masterclass by Industry Experts from companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and more

Product Management Course Details

Go through a comprehensive Product Management program and learn about the daily responsibilities of a product manager. Learn to build product strategies, plan and prototype products, work with other teams, understand agile, conduct user research, design products and utilize product management tools.

Learning Path

  • Get started with the Product Management Professional Program wit this course. Kickstart your professional product management journey with this foundational course.

  • Learn about the daily responsibilities of a product manager in this introductory course. Gain the skills to ideate and create projects, analyze product failures, and create a development lifecycle using Apple iPod as an example. You will also learn how to classify organizations and evaluate them using 5C+P Analysis.

  • Learn how a company's business model affects the product management life cycle. Examine whether prospective employers' values are compatible and learn about the relationship between product development and company life cycles. By identifying project objectives, you will be able to set SMART product goals. Gain insights into user segments to create customer personas and develop customer-centric value propositions and solutions.

  • Learn about organizational decision making as a critical aspect of product management. Link product development to the mission statement and utilize personas to develop a solid product strategy. Measure data and set KPIs and OKRs. Use feedback analysis to identify customer needs and problem points.

  • Learn to create a product requirement document (PRD) as an essential part of your product management training. Include implementation steps and restrictions, and develop a sound strategy to achieve your goals. Plan the development of features for an MVP using relevant indicators to estimate expenses and benefits. Share a comparison of different feature aspects while considering any limitations.

  • In this essential product management course, explore the engineer vs. PM mindset. Learn how to build a strong PM-engineering relationship and positive stakeholder relationships. Lead by understanding and navigating different teams’ social styles to prioritize tasks and manage timelines better. Become an advocate for necessary resources despite constraints.

  • Gain a deep understanding about Product-Market Fit in this essential product management course. Learn tools such as Value Proposition Canvas to solve customer needs. Develop the ability to connect problems with innovative solutions through the power of storytelling. Define ROI, assess risks and prioritize opportunities. Build verifiable hypotheses based on metrics and customer insights.

  • In this crucial product management training, learn how to recognize agile roles and responsibilities and gain an understanding of the 12 Agile Manifesto Principles. Outline Lean stages and build products using Lean principles. Define and implement sprint planning with Atlassian Jira.

  • In this essential product management course, you will use Figma to build effective wireframes, and create product prototypes and mockups. Understand the objectives, procedure, and role of feedback in prototype testing.

  • Learn how to leverage Google Analytics for product management in this essential course. Gain insights from available data to enhance the product or service by prioritizing product feature iteration and development. Track engagement, measure adoption, and gauge perception to make informed decisions and improve the product or service.

  • Build your expertise in finance, operations and accounting in this product management course. Create product budgets to track and manage expenses effectively. Gather and document security requirements for products. Build a high-performing product team by cultivating a shared vision and sense of unity among team members.

  • Apply and test the knowledge and skills you’ve gained from this product management program to a real-world case study.

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the diverse applications of quantitative and qualitative UX research. Explore five different types of quantitative research and learn valuable qualitative methods. Generate open-ended questions and master interviewing techniques. Create innovative product ideas by leveraging trigger questions and addressing customer pain points. Apply human-centered design principles to solve various scenarios and ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Understand the different concepts and stages of the product design process, including goal setting, user segmentation, user research and needs, interaction design, prototypes, flows, and visual design. Use Figma to build high-fidelity prototypes.

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of key concepts and strategies related to customer understanding, market segmentation, storytelling, branding, value analysis, sales strategies and user retention. Understand how to apply these to product management and marketing to enhance customer satisfaction, drive business growth, and maximize product success.

  • Getting a basic grasp of technical concepts like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and technical stacks will benefit product managers by improving communication with development teams, accurate requirement definition, informed decision-making, prioritization, user-centered design, quick issue resolution, cross-functional collaboration, innovative thinking, and staying relevant in the tech-driven landscape. This knowledge would enhance your effectiveness in various aspects of product management.

  • Utilize Balsamiq and Mixpanel to design effective UI components, understand user behavior through analytics, and make data-driven decisions to optimize user experiences.

  • Apply the skills you have acquired in this program by completing a product management capstone product. Utilize your skill set to solve real-world problems in this capstone designed by top product professionals.

  • Attend online interactive masterclasses UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies and gain insights into latest advancements in the product management.

  • Attend live online interactive masterclass by industry experts from companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and more to gain insights about product management advancements.

  • Learn how to deconstruct a product, unravel its inner workings, delve into the design thinking behind it, and gain insights into why the product was built the way it is.

  • Master generative AI tools to improve productivity and creativity with this comprehensive course. Explore how AI-powered tools like ChatGPT, Google Bard, Gencraft, Midjourney, and Picsart can revolutionize product management processes. Learn how to integrate these AI tools into your product management practices through a series of live demonstrations and practical use cases.

Skills Covered

  • Product Strategy
  • Product Development Lifecycle
  • Market Segmentation
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Product Market Fit
  • User Research Methods
  • Experiments AB Testing
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Minimum Viable Product
  • UX Design Process
  • Development Methodologies
  • Financial Modeling
  • Go to Market
  • Product Marketing
  • Product led Growth
  • Product Analytics

Tools Covered

Google AnalyticsJIRA SPJBalsamiqFigma UI UX BootmcapPM_SketchPM_AdobeFrMixpanelPM_HugoPM_StrategyzerPM_VSCodeDM_ChatGPTPM_GBardPM_PicsartPM_MidjourneyPM_Gencraft

Capstone Project

  • Project 1

    Do not just buy the shoe join the ecosystem

    Plan and create the features of Nike’s smart shoes to appeal to the company’s global customer ecosystem.

    Do not just buy the shoe join the ecosystem
  • Project 2

    Teslas Pursuit in the US Driverless Car Market

    As Tesla's PM, predict the 2025 US driverless car market size. Help meet future demand by understanding the potential of autonomous vehicles.

    Teslas Pursuit in the US Driverless Car Market
  • Project 3

    Retain and increase subscribers

    Analyze various parameters and provide guidance to Netflix to help the company increase and retain its subscriber base.

    Retain and increase subscribers
  • Project 4

    Launching Facebook Lite

    Meta has launched a Facebook Lite for geographical areas with limited connectivity and slower internet connections. Determine key metrics you would define to measure success.

    Launching Facebook Lite
  • Project 5

    Instagrams race with TikTok

    Create a product strategy for Instagram to stay competitive with TikTok.

    Instagrams race with TikTok

Disclaimer - The projects have been built leveraging real publicly available data-sets of the mentioned organizations.


Program Advisors

  • Nick Casares

    Nick Casares

    Head of Product, Step3

    If you are looking to sharpen your skillset in the product management arena, I recommend this UC San Diego Extended Studies Program. It's a program that carefully mirrors the challenges and opportunities presented in today's dynamic product landscape, making it highly relevant and practical.


Career Support

Simplilearn Career Assistance

Simplilearn’s Career Assist program, offered in partnership with Talent Inc, is a service to help you to be career ready for the workforce and land your dream job in U.S. markets.
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Complete Candidate Confidentiality Assured

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Become a Product Manager

According to GrandViewResearch, global product lifecycle management market size is expected to reach USD 54.36 billion by 2030. Product Management is one of the hottest professions.

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Best among overall jobs in the US

Source: Glassdoor
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Jobs globally

Source: LinkedIn Insights
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YoY Growth In Product Management Jobs

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Batch Profile

This program caters to working professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds; the diversity of our students adds richness to class discussions and interactions.

  • The class consists of learners from excellent organizations and diverse industries
    IT service - 20%Computer Software - 20%Internet - 20%Financial Services - 10%Retail - 10%Banking - 20%
    Tata Consultancy Services

Admission Details

Application Process

The application process consists of three simple steps. An offer of admission will be made to the selected candidates and accepted by the candidates by paying the admission fee.


Submit Application

Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to do this program


Application Review

An admission panel will shortlist candidates based on their application



Selected candidates can begin the program as per the schedule

Eligibility Criteria

For admission to this Product Management training program, candidates:

A Bachelor’s degree in any background
2+ years of work experience is preferred
Willingness to advance in your professional journey

Admission Fee & Financing

The admission fee for this program is $ 5,000

Financing Options

We are dedicated to making our programs accessible. We are committed to helping you find a way to budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.

Pay in Installments

You can pay monthly installments for Post Graduate Programs using Splitit, ClimbCredit or Klarna payment option with low APR and no hidden fees.


Other Payment Options

We provide the following options for one-time payment

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal

$ 5,000

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Program Benefits

  • Award of completion from UC San Diego Extended Studies
  • 100% Live Interactive Classes
  • Harvard Business Publishing Podcases
  • Product Teardown and Portfolio creation
  • Become AI-powered Product Manager

Program Cohorts

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Product Management Certification FAQs

  • How is a Product Management Course Different from a Traditional Degree Program?

    Unlike traditional degree programs, Product Management Courses, such as the one offered by UC San Diego, provide a concentrated and specialized curriculum. They focus on practical, industry-relevant skills, enabling participants to transition into the workforce quickly. It emphasizes hands-on learning and real-world applications, making it ideal for individuals looking for a fast-track and immersive learning experience.

  • Are the Product Management Certifications Suitable for Career Changers?

    Absolutely! Product Management Certifications are perfect for career changers. It caters to individuals from diverse backgrounds, allowing them to acquire product management skills regardless of their prior experience. The comprehensive training and mentorship provided in certifications empower career changers to successfully transition into the exciting field of product management.

  • Are Product Management Certifications Accredited or Certified?

    Yes, generally, any Product Management Certification provided by a reputable university or organization, such as UC San Diego's Product Management Professional Program, will be accredited and certified. Upon completion, participants receive a recognized certification, validating their expertise and enhancing their employability in the competitive job market.

  • What skills and qualifications are typically required for a Product Manager Certification?

    Generally, a product manager certification is open to individuals from various educational and professional backgrounds. While no specific qualifications are mandatory, participants should have a passion for product innovation and a desire to learn. Basic analytical and communication skills are beneficial, as they form the foundation for effective product management training.

  • Do product management courses offer networking opportunities with industry professionals?

    Yes, product management courses foster valuable networking opportunities with industry professionals. Participants in UC San Diego's Product Management Professional Program engage with experienced product managers, industry experts, and fellow participants. These interactions occur through webinars, workshops, and collaborative projects, enabling valuable networking that can enhance career prospects.

  • How Do Product Management Certification Program Prepare Students for Real-World Challenges?

    Product Management Certifications prepare students for real-world challenges by offering hands-on projects, case studies, and simulations. Participants tackle authentic industry problems, honing their problem-solving abilities and decision-making skills. The curricula of reputable product management certification are designed in collaboration with industry experts, ensuring that students learn the latest trends and best practices, making them well-prepared for the challenges faced in the dynamic field of product management.

  • Can I Pursue a Product Manager Certification Online While Working Full-Time?

    Yes, you can pursue our product management certification online while working full-time. UC San Diego's Product Management Professional Program is designed to be flexible, allowing working professionals to balance their current job commitments while enhancing their skills and knowledge in product management. Online learning materials, recorded lectures, and interactive sessions enable participants to manage their learning schedules effectively.

  • What Are the Key Benefits of Enrolling in a Product Manager Certification Online?

    Enrolling in a Product Manager Certification online offers several key benefits, including flexibility, accessibility, and interactive learning. Participants can access high-quality content from anywhere, anytime, fitting their studies into their busy lives. Online certifications promote active participation through discussion forums, virtual labs, and live sessions, creating a dynamic learning environment.

  • Is Technical Background a Prerequisite for Enrolling in the Product Manager Certification Online Program?

    No, a technical background is not a prerequisite for enrolling in our product management certification online program. The curriculum of UC San Diego’s Product Management Professional Program is designed to accommodate individuals from diverse backgrounds, including non-technical fields. The focus is on teaching essential product management skills, such as market research, product development, and strategic planning, making the program accessible to everyone interested in pursuing a career in product management.

  • What are the eligibility criteria for this Product Management Certification Program?

    For admission to this Product Management Certification Program, candidates must meet the following criteria:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in any background
    • Prior work experience is preferred but not mandatory
    • Willingness to advance in your professional journey


  • What is the frequency of the Masterclass by UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies?

    The masterclass by UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies will happen once per cohort.

  • What is the admission process for this Product Management Certification Program?

    The admission process for this Product Management Certification Program consists of three easy steps:

    • Interested candidates need to apply by submitting the application form online
    • Candidates will be shortlisted by an admissions panel based on the application submitted
    • Selected candidates will be awarded an offer of admission that they can accept by paying the program fee

  • Will financial aid be provided for this Product Management Professional Program?

    To ensure money is not a limiting factor in learning, we offer various financing options to help make this Best Product Management Professional Program financially manageable. For more details, please refer to our "Admissions Fee and Financing" section.

  • What should I expect from the Best Product Management Certification Program?

    As a part of this Product Management Certification, you will receive the following:

    • Award of Completion from UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies
    • Product Manager Toolkit: Google Analytics, Strategyzer, Jira, Mixpanel, Figma, Visual Studio Code, Balsamiq, Adobe Fresco, Sketch & Hugo
    • Learn product concepts via Harvard Business Publishing Podcases
    • Live networking sessions from product industry leaders at Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe & VMware
    • Learning how to integrateGenerative AI tools into your product management practices. 
    • Product Teardown sessions
    • Building your own product portfolio
    • 100% live lectures for better engagement

  • What will I receive at the end of the course?

    Upon completion of this Product Management Professional Program, you will get an Award of Completion from UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies and a certificate from Simplilearn.

  • Will any preparation material be provided as part of this Product Management Certificate Program to help me get started?

    As soon as you make the payment for the program fee’s full installment, you will gain access to the full course. You are expected to attend every live class for the program. The Product Management Certificate Program consists of roughly 135 hours of live sessions & networking sessions from top product leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe & VMware.

  • Who conducts the regular live-online classes for this Product Management Professional Program?

    The regular live-online classes are conducted by highly-qualified instructors with years of relevant industry experience. Each of them undergoes a rigorous selection process, including profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo evaluation before getting certified to train for these programs.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you get certified on your first attempt. They proactively engage with you to ensure adherence to the course path and enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.

  • Who are the instructors for this Product Management Professional Program and how are they selected?

    Our highly qualified faculty are industry experts with years of relevant industry experience. Each of them possess skills that are highly transferable and have been learned over years of experience in the industry. Their extensive experience, diverse backgrounds, and acquired skill sets make them stand out in the crowd and help them deliver the program seamlessly. 

  • I am not able to access the online Product Management Certification Program. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right side of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link, or contact Help & Support.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support guarantee?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls through our dedicated team, and provide on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completing the Product Management Certificate Program.

  • How often do the networking sessions with FAANGMULA Experts occur?

    Every cohort will have the opportunity to participate in 2 networking sessions with an expert affiliated with FAANGMULA. Please keep in mind that the specific FAANGMULA Expert may vary/change depending on their availability.

  • Can I get a sealed transcript for World Education Services (WES) at the end of the program?

    This program does not include any transcripts for WES, this is reserved only for degree programs. We do not offer sealed transcripts and hence, our Professional programs are not applicable for WES or similar services.

  • If I want to cancel my enrollment in this Product Management Professional Program, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the program price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

  • What is a Product Management Bootcamp?

    A Product Management Bootcamp is an intensive and practical training program designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of product management. In UC San Diego's Product Management Professional Program, participants undergo hands-on training, interactive workshops, and real-world projects, all led by industry experts. The bootcamp format ensures focused learning and rapid skill development.

  • What are the typical costs associated with Product Management Courses?

    Usually, the average cost for Product Management courses ranges between $100 to $6000, depending on factors like course mode, modules covered, features, etc. University-led programs, intensive bootcamps, or certification courses may cost anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. The Product Management course offered by Simplielarn costs $5,000, with monthly payments as low as $440/month.

  • What is the average salary of a Product Manager?

    The average salary of a Product manager varies based on factors like experience, location, and industry. On average, entry-level product managers earn around $70,000 to $100,000 annually, while mid-level professionals earn between $100,000 to $150,000 annually. Senior product managers with extensive experience and expertise can earn between $150,000 to $200,000, particularly in tech hubs like Silicon Valley or New York City. You can, however, ensure that you will get higher salaries and better job roles with a product management certification.

  • Is a Product Management Certification recognized internationally?

    Yes, certifications like Simplilearn's Product Management Professional Program are widely recognized internationally, offering credibility and expertise. Simplilearn's Product Management course provides comprehensive training aligned with global standards, equipping you with the skills needed for success in product management roles worldwide.

  • What kind of job opportunities can I expect after obtaining a Product Management Certification?

    After obtaining a Product Management Certification, you can expect a wide range of job opportunities in industries like technology, e-commerce, and finance. Simplilearn's Product Management Professional Program teaches you the skills and knowledge that are in-demand and sought after by top employers, empowering you to excel in roles such as Product Manager, Product Owner, or Business Analyst.

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  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.