Priority Deadline: November 18, 2022
Final Deadline: January 31, 2023
Program Start: February 27, 2023
Space is limited and you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.
Understand the keys to successfully navigating the roles and responsibilities of being a product manager to champion change with internal and external collaborators and influencers.
Learn how to truly know your target customer, your customer’s underserved needs, your value proposition, your product feature set, and your user experience, then integrate this knowledge into product and market requirements and positioning plans.
Translate product ideas into tangible assets by creating wireframes, 3D renderings, prototypes, and minimum viable products (MVPs) to test assumptions and validate customer interests.
Develop techniques for designing and modeling for fast feedback and idea sharing, system optimization with open architectures, validating functions and verifying performance, and leveraging and enabling the system designs, platforms, and ecosystems.
Embrace modern product leadership to form and motivate product teams, and grow organizations that can both discover and deliver products at scale.
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The MPS in Product Management combines online experiences with award-winning faculty, self-paced coursework and connections with the University of Maryland community to link innovators from around the world. Offered through the convenience and flexibility of our 100% online learning environment, our program has been specially crafted to offer high-quality, interactive collaboration with worldwide.
The faculty selected to serve in the master’s are accomplished leaders in education with national teaching awards to their credit. Furthermore, they are innovators themselves who have lived what they teach and appreciate the balance of academic theory and industry practice.
Our learning management system leverages best-in-class software with a focus on design and usability. Our course architecture leverages high-definition lecture videos, real-time video conference opportunities with faculty and students, and a comprehensive knowledge management system to connect and empower students.
We believe the learning experience is simply the foundation of your new venture activities. Beyond the support and resources provided while a student, we aim to manage a lasting network of alumni relationships that live far beyond the graduation date.
Term I — Customer Discovery
Discover if the problem is worth solving by engaging the customer with proven customer discovery and validation techniques.
"Fundamentals of Product Management" and "Business Modeling and Customer Validation"
Customer discovery is the process of using ideation methods and minimum viable prototypes to discover and test product-market fit. This is the first step in any new product development lifecycle, be it a new product line, an extension into a market segment, or a whole new line of business. We explore the techniques you need to answer key questions, including:
Term II — Product Discovery
Discover a product that customers love, delivers value, and works for the business through rapid prototyping and product discovery techniques.
"Strategies for Managing Innovation" and "Data Analysis and Decision Making"
Product discovery is all about early risk tackling and validating the product. This is best accomplished by using a sound product discovery process with validating tests that confirm your product-market fit. These techniques and skills enable you to evangelize your product concept, and answer important questions about your product, including:
Term III — Product Delivery
Enable business agility using design thinking and DevOps that empowers product teams to scale product innovations, delight customers, and capture market share.
"Innovative Thinking" and "Managing Product Development and Production"
Term IV — Gaining Traction and Influence
Gain traction through actively managing the customer journey while influencing stakeholders and negotiating business partnerships that drive growth.
"Market Development and Commercialization" and "Negotiation and Problem-Solving"
Term V — Managing Products at Scale
Lead product portfolios and innovations at scale with tailored product frameworks, lean budgeting, empowered teams, and aligned objectives and key results.
"Financing the Product Life Cycle" and "Building and Leading Innovative Organizations"
The MPS in Product Management’s 30-credit, 10-course curriculum can be completed in 15-months, with students enrolling in two 3-credit courses per 12-week term.
Innovative Ideas and Concept Development
Strategies for Managing Innovation
Business Modeling and Customer Validation
Data Analysis and Decision Making
Managing Product Development and Production
Marketing and Selling Innovations
Negotiating and Problem Solving
Financing Innovation and Growth
Building and Leading Innovative Organizations
Discover what it takes to become a member of the MPS in Product Management community.
Applications are now open to join in the spring or fall term.
View an online information session to learn more about the MPS in Product Management degree.