King’s College London and FourthRev have launched the first career accelerator in product management, with a course designed to equip students with technical and interpersonal skills.
The program was developed for beginners taking their first step in product management. It is also suitable for those who already work in product management and want to formalize their skills.
As the digital economy continues to evolve, many companies are experiencing a radical shift in the skills they need to thrive and grow. One key area where skills are most in demand are product management roles.
Therefore, a key part of the program is developing the skills and experience required by product managers in today’s digital world.
Product managers often have to oversee and learn about very different areas of a company. Therefore, the King’s Product Management Career Accelerator was designed to expose students to both the technical knowledge and human skills required in the role.
For example, digital skills such as product design and UX, as well as interpersonal skills such as structured thinking and decision making, communication and stakeholder management.
The 6-month program was developed by King’s Department of Digital Humanities, in collaboration with organizations such as Atlassian, Dropbox, Mr Yum, Linktree and industry expert Janna Bastow, CEO of ProdPad.
Participants will be assigned a Career Coach for the duration of the program, which will allow access to individual coaching. Career Accelerator’s Capstone Employer Project will also allow students the opportunity to work with a partner employer on real industry issues.
Janna Bastow, CEO of ProdPad said: “I am thrilled to see this course and its curriculum put together by King’s College London. For too long, product management has been a role in which so many of us have ‘fallen’ by chance or by chance, and certainly have not had training courses or courses dedicated to guiding the path.
“When I hire a product manager, I’m looking for a good mix of practical knowledge and know-how about how the process works, along with experiences and stories that show that the person has put those skills to use in a real-world environment.”
King’s Product Management Career Accelerator will open applications in July 2022, with the first students starting their studies later this year.
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