TL;DR: You can take Udemy’s online training course “Become a Product Manager” for just $9.99 by enrolling through the PCMag Shop. It’s normally $194.99, so you’ll save a whopping $185.
There’s a trope floating around within the business world that product managers are effectively mini-CEOs. No, not literally à la Boss Baby, but in the sense that they’re responsible for coordinating a product’s entire development process, from concept to design to production to marketing, and making important strategic decisions about said process (while overseeing everyone involved). In the most basic sense, they’re in the driver’s seat as a product comes to fruition.
Suffice it to say, a good product manager is often a key player in a company’s overall success — and according to the Wall Street Journal, MBA students are starting to take note.
“The current crop of M.B.A. students has a new dream job: Product manager,” the paper wrote in 2016, spurring business schools the likes of Harvard and Cornell to add curriculum that “[sets] students on a path to product-management jobs in tech companies.”
But what if your budget doesn’t have any wiggle room for business school tuition? Well, that’s why Udemy has put together an online course called “Become a Product Manager”, a primer on all things product management that has zero pre-requisites and a hard-to-beat price tag.
Co-taught by a senior product manager and one of Udemy’s top-rated instructors, the class consists of 13 hours of on-demand video, 25 articles, and 120 downloadable resources you can access anytime on any mobile device or TV.
Its education features interviews with real-life product managers and Q&A sessions between experts and students, covering just about everything you need to know about preparing and interviewing for a product management gig. You’ll walk away from the class with a comprehensive understanding of concepts, such as customer pain points and tools like Balsamiq, so you’ll be ready to enter the workforce with a honed product management style that suits your skillset.
“Become a Product Manager” is an education that’s valued at $194.99, but if you sign up for it through the PCMag Shop, you’ll pay a mere $9.99. (Note: PCMag is owned by Mashable’s publisher Ziff Davis.)
You’ll get access to the course via email within two hours of enrollment — check your spam and trash folders if you don’t see it within that time frame.