Product Management
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Product Management
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Program Overview

The Product Management graduate certificate program was developed for working professionals and recent graduates looking to develop important skills needed for career advancement. Students will learn to improve project leadership skills for marketing programs and overseeing product development teams using waterfall or Agile methodologies. They will also have the opportunity to develop abilities in strategic decision making, tactical product development and operational optimization to create valuable, market-leading products that, if successful, lead to greater corporate profitability. This graduate certificate can add considerable value to your resume and help you advance your career. Courses in the graduate certificate are drawn from the Engineering and Technology Management master’s degree at Mines and can be applied toward that degree (with a 3.0 final grade).

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#20 Top School in
the West, Forbes, 2019

graduation value

$110,250 average base
product manager salary
in Boulder, CO, 2019

salary

Mines rates #2
Return on Investment,
Money Magazine, 2018

 

Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • Working professionals – BS degree (ideally with 3.0 GPA or better) and a minimum of two years of work experience
  • Mines students – GPA of 3.0 or greater in their junior or senior year

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

  • This is a nine-credit hour, three-course graduate certificate

REQUIRED COURSES

EBGN553. PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Project management has evolved into a business process broadly used in organizations to accomplish goals and objectives through teams. This course covers the essential principles of traditional project management consistent with professional certification requirements (the Project Management Institute’s PMP certification) as well as an introduction to current agile project management methodologies. The traditional project management phases of project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and project closure are covered including related scheduling, estimating, risk assessment and other analytical tools. Students will gain experience using Microsoft Project. Organizational structure and culture issues are analyzed to understand how they can impact project management success, and the concepts of project portfolios and project programs are applied from the organizational perspective. Agile project management methodologies are introduced, including adaptive and iterative processes, scrum, lean and other agile tools and techniques. By the end of the course, students will understand how traditional and agile project. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

EBGN563. MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Case studies and reading assignments explore strategies for profiting from technology assets and technological innovation. The roles of strategy, core competencies, product and process development, manufacturing, R&D, marketing, strategic partnerships, alliances, intellectual property, organizational architectures, leadership and politics are explored in the context of technological innovation. The critical role of organizational knowledge and learning in a firm’s ability to leverage technological innovation to gain competitive advantage is explored. The relationships between an innovation, the competencies of the innovating firm, the ease of duplication of the innovation by outsiders, the nature of complementary assets needed to successfully commercialize an innovation and the appropriate strategy for commercializing the innovation are developed. Students explore the role of network effects in commercialization strategies, particularly with respect to standards wars aimed at establishing new dominant designs. Prerequisite: EBGN5043 recommended.

EBGN576. MANAGING AND MARKETING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course provides a scientific approach to developing and marketing new products which are often critical to the success of firms competing in technology-based industries. We will start with an overview of core marketing and then develop prototypes of a new product design. We will step through the new product development process in detail, learning about available tools and techniques to execute each process step along the way. New product prototypes will be used to gather data from prospective target markets and assess the viability of the design in the marketplace. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES 2021-22
1.0$1,114
2.0$2,141
3.0$3,168
4.0$4,195
5.0$5,222
6.0$6,249
7.0$7,276
8.0$8,303
9.0$9,330
10.0$10,357
11.0$11,384
12.0$12,411
13.0$13,438
14.0$14,465
15.0$15,492
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
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FEES

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition.

More information about tuition and fees.

Career Outcomes

  • Product manager
  • Technical product manager
  • Product owner
  • Marketing manager
  • Director of product management
  • VP of product management
  • Project manager
  • Senior project manager

 

Online Student Resources

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Academic Support

Tutoring, Writing Center, Library, bookstore, software access and more

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Student Services

Tech help, Disability Services, Career Services, Veteran Services, Blastercard, counseling and more

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Support & Connections

Online student organizations, alumni connections, Dean of Students and more

Degree Options

Graduate Certificate

  • Product Management

Now Accepting Applications

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Term Start Dates

Summer 2021: June 28-Aug 19, 2021

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