The Product School is a Los Angeles-based education program offering product management courses. The Product School teaches students how to build software products, along with full stack product management and leadership. The 40-hour programs result in a certificate in one or more areas—product management, full stack product management, and product leadership. The Product School designed its courses for career-training, and courses are available in-person at the Los Angeles campus, online, or in 15 other North American cities. This adult education program specializes in helping people gain additional certifications to advance their careers and train for promotions.
The Product School’s primary offering is certification-based training. The goal of the programs is to educate students and equip them with one or more certificates related to product management and leadership. The part-time courses at the Product School aim to teach students the fundamentals of product management, then give students the opportunity to expand their skill set in additional courses such as full stack product management and product leadership. Many instructors at the Product School currently work at large tech companies such as Uber, Facebook, Google, Spotify, and Amazon, and aim to bring their product management expertise to students through experience.
The class schedule at the Product School varies based on what courses students opt to take. However, all classes at the Product School in Los Angeles are part-time. The Product School puts emphasis on students’ ability to attend classes without compromising their work schedule. Class schedule options include 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturdays or 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additionally, the Product School has rolling start dates. All Saturday classes feature a one-hour break during the day.
The Product School does not explicitly publish job placement statistics. Instead, it specifies which companies’ employees come from to receive additional training. Many individuals attend the Product School to gain additional certification in order to qualify and train for promotions. Additionally, students can attend the program to gain additional skills to manage their own businesses and seek higher income in a different position. The Product School states that students should attend the program to level up their careers, gain industry validation, and affirm their expertise. Students at the Product School work at companies such as Airbnb, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Netflix, PayPal, Spotify, and Uber.
Tuition prices vary depending on what program students choose. The lowest-priced course offered by the Product School is product management, which costs $3,999 for two months of part-time and ‘hands-on’ training. The full stack product course at the Product School is a four-month part-time program, and the full price of tuition is $6,999 to $7,999, and the five-month product leadership course costs $9,999 to $11,999. Payment plans are available for the full stack product management and product leadership courses. Monthly payments for the full stack program start at $179 per month, and payments for the product leadership course start at $249 per month. Interest-free financing is available for both programs.