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Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp

Become a Professional Product Manager

Regardless of your professional background or expertise, the Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp will help you master product management in 25 weeks part-time. Learn, practice, and apply necessary product management skills like UI/UX, product design, marketing, and software development online with lessons from our instructors. Start your journey to a lucrative future in product management now.

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Why Learn Product Management

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Product management is a rapidly growing field with plenty of high-paying job opportunities across the globe.

Product management is the process of producing and streamlining goods and services to create the best user experience for customers and to keep brands relevant among their target audiences. To guide a product's lifecycle—from conception to pricing, consumer strategy, marketing, and beyond—product managers mix research and critical thinking with creative invention. As a product manager, you’ll collect relevant data to inform product decisions, collaborate with stakeholders, create new product features, and more.

Is product management a good fit for you?

Find out for yourself! Explore the industry, career pathways and more with our free Intro to Product Management course.

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The Demand for Product Managers

Product managers are in high demand all around the country in industries like construction, healthcare, finance, technology, and more. Companies in Ohio are hiring local and remote product management specialists at all levels of experience.

According to Lightcast™ . 2022, 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 Anthem Blue Cross, Deloitte, Humana, and Kroger.

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

Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp grads are fully equipped 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 with product management tools, and practice sought-after tech skills like UX/UI development. Plus, you’ll receive networking and job search support to guide your career journey.

Learn more about the program, then submit your application to get started!

Why Choose The Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp

Between costly MBA programs and short courses that don’t offer experiential learning, finding a program that gives you a hands-on and affordable product management education can be challenging. The cost-effective hands-on education you've been looking for is available at Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp. Learn online from an immersive curriculum featuring real-life product management scenarios and projects.

Finding a program that gives you a hands-on and affordable product management education can be challenging.
The cost-effective hands-on education you've been looking for is available
with the Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy.
Learn online from an immersive curriculum featuring real-life product management scenarios and projects.
    Part-Time Online Product Management Bootcamp
    Sep. 26, 2023 - Mar. 21, 2024
    Apply by Sep. 19, 2023

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.

Fullstack Academy brings its teaching methods, reputation, and community to the Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp to make Product Manager training more accessible to individuals outside of the industry.

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How the Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp Works

The part-time Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.

  • All bootcamp classes are instructor-led and taught 100% online.

Weeks 1-12 Essentials*
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Weeks 14-16 UI/UX
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Weeks 20-22 Product Marketing
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Weeks 23-25 Software Development
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Class times:

  • 7:30pm-10:30pm ET

*Break week after essentials.

In addition to official class times, students should plan for 1-4 hours per week for independent classwork and study time.

Class time options are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.

Intro to Product Management

You could already possess countless strengths that can be leveraged into a successful product management career with help from the Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp.

Take our FREE self-paced Intro to Product Management: Skills to Career Pathway course to see which of your existing strengths translate into a career as a Product Manager. You’ll also learn about industry roles and job growth, explore pathways to a product management education, and much more.


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

  • Cleveland State University 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 - $13,396
    Total Tuition - $13,495

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

  • $500 Community Scholarship

    For Cleveland State alumni, current students, and employees.

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans.

    **Valid ID required.

Big Return On Your Investment

Boost your earning potential in 25 weeks by gaining the product management skills you need to take your career to the next level. Product managers in the U.S. earn an average salary of $107,105 (Lightcast™ . 2022), making it a lucrative and exciting time to join the product management field.

What You Will Learn

Our instructional and experiential learning methods benefit students at all levels–from beginner to advanced professional. We've developed a new product management curriculum for 2022 that incorporates the most in-demand skills and technology in the product management industry. Each step of our curriculum is designed to provide students with hands-on experience as well as foundational and upper-level product management skills. This curriculum, taught by our live online professors, will prepare you for a rewarding future as a Product Manager.

  • 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

In our immersive Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp, you'll master the in-demand tools and applications the product management industry uses to successfully steer a product from concept to market.

Here are just a few of the various tools and applications you'll learn for product designs, research, project management, and marketing:

Designed by Real Product Management Experts

The Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp curriculum focuses on real-world application and industry immersion. Dynamic, working product management professionals from a vast array of industries built the program curriculum to give you the expertise and practical, real-world experience you need to succeed in the field.

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 Cleveland State 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.

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

How the Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp Compares

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Cost Per Hour of Curriculum ContentHours of ContentCareer Coaching
Cleveland State 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 Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp is designed for those looking to transition into product management or current product managers looking to grow and validate their skills by earning a certificate in the field. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed. Apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.




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Earn Your Product Management Certification and CEUs

A commemorative certificate of completion will be awarded to you after you graduate from the Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp to show employers your new product management credentials. We encourage bootcamp alums to update your resume and LinkedIn with your success to help you stand out to companies during your job search.

Cleveland State University Product Management Bootcamp Certificate of Completion

By studying with the Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp, you may also be eligible to earn official Continuing Education Units (CEUs). These credits demonstrate to your employer your commitment to ongoing professional development and desire to grow in the product management field. Many companies have policies that offer paid time and tuition reimbursement for CEUs.

The Cleveland State Product Management Bootcamp awards 24 CEUs for part-time study. Check with your HR team to learn about your company’s continuing education policies.

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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