How the SJSU Product Management Bootcamp Works
The part-time SJSU Product Management Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work and other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.
Bootcamp classes combine live online instruction with group and independent active learning challenges—all facilitated by industry-experienced professionals.
All classes are held weekly on Tuesday and Thursday.
In addition to classroom lessons, students can anticipate spending about 5 hours studying and working on outside assignments each week.
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.
Tuition & Payment Options
There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
San José State University Tech Bootcamps 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 -
Tuition During Program - $6,651
Total Tuition - $6,750
*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.
$500 Community Scholarship
For San José State University alumni, current students, and employees.
$500 Military Scholarship**
For active-duty service members and military veterans.
**Valid ID required.
Product Management Roles & Salaries
There are many product management career paths to follow based on your skills and experience. Some available roles include Product Manager, Product Owner, and Offering Manager. When you opt into career coaching services, you’ll receive the guidance you need to navigate the industry in search of specialized product management roles.
Entry-level Product Managers in San José earn an average salary of $90,259 (Glassdoor, May 2023), offering a potentially large return on investment for anyone pursuing a product management education.
The Demand for Product Managers
According to Lightcast™, product management employment in the U.S. is projected to grow 22% over the next decade. In California and remotely, companies and organizations are hiring product management specialists at all levels of experience.
Businesses of all industries are actively seeking product management professionals, including employers like Google, Paypal, and Amazon.
These companies are hiring for roles like Product Manager, Product Owner, and Offering Manager. With an inclusive and rigorous active learning curriculum plus professional career coaching services, SJSU Product Management Bootcamp students graduate well-prepared for these roles and many others.
What You Will Learn
San José State University Product Management Bootcamp students acquire the skills and knowledge to navigate product management complexities. During the program, students will:
Identify basic functions of product management, the stages of the product development cycle, and typical product companies.
Learn how to use essential product management tools and software, including Jira, Balsamiq, Figma, Google Analytics, Strategyzer, and more.
Build key assets to drive product development and hypothesis validation.
Understand best practices for building a product strategy.
And much more!
Each course is facilitated by an instructor in a live online format. The curriculum teaches practical and technical skills using real-world scenarios, the latest technology, and hands-on projects.
Intro to Product Management
Product Development Lifecycle Overview
Understanding Product Companies
Building Key Assets
Company and User Context
KPIs and OKRs
Using and Writing PRDs
Feature Prioritization and MVPs
Building and Managing Teams
Working with Engineering Teams
Managing Design Teams
Solving Customer Problems
Product Hypothesis Creation and Validation
Lean and Agile Processes
Sprint Planning Using Atlassian Jira
Prototype Building and Feedback
Working with Figma
Finance, Budgets, and Accounting
Operations and Security
Running Effective Meetings
Designed by Real Product Management Experts
The SJSU Product Management Bootcamp curriculum focuses on real-world application. Dynamic product management professionals developed the material in accordance with industry best practices as well as the optimal student experience.
Meet our Curriculum Designers:
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 an Adjunct Professor of Product Innovation at several universities, including the University of North Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Florida.
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.
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.
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.
Landing a Project Management Job in California
SJSU students will gain valuable insight into how to build a successful career in product management from day one of the course. Throughout the bootcamp experience, students may access live workshops, office hours, and on-demand content to help build a job search toolkit—which includes an optimized resume and LinkedIn profile.
Following successful completion of the Career Success Program, students can choose to opt into additional coaching support and receive guidance for up to a year following graduation in:
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.
Fullstack Academy grads have landed jobs with some of the world's leading companies.
San José State University Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy graduates.
Who Should Attend
The SJSU Product Management Bootcamp is specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed.
Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:
Apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
With product managers in high demand, it's important to find a program that fits your needs. Until recently, prospective students interested in product management had fewer education options. As an alternative to a lengthy MBA program, we offer an immersive bootcamp to help learners at all levels upskill and reach their career goals.
The San José State University Product Management Bootcamp gives you valuable experience and applicable skills to help you transform your career in only 12 weeks.
The program is designed to help students of all professional backgrounds upskill and acquire essential product management knowledge.
The bootcamp curriculum focuses on the following foundational concepts:
The Product Development Lifecycle
Building Business Models
Building a Product Strategy
Working With and Hiring Teams
Landing a Job as a Product Manager
For a bootcamp syllabus, click here and fill out the form.
There's no preparation required to succeed in the course, but we recommend familiarizing yourself with the industry and working through our free prep course, Intro to Product Management.
You do need to provide your own computer for the bootcamp. It can be a laptop or desktop as long as it meets the minimum machine specifications of your chosen program. Because the bootcamp is live online, you are required to have a webcam and microphone to participate in class.
Ensuring you have a computer that meets the requirements for your course is an essential part of setting yourself up for success in our bootcamps.
For full computer requirements for each of our program offerings, visit our Online Learning page.
Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. Alumni will also have access to a job board and have the opportunity to be connected with companies and organizations in our Employer Partner Network who are actively seeking qualified candidates.
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.
- Fill out our online application form
- Take our nontechnical assessment
- No product management experience required
- Covers logical reasoning
- Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
- Receive an entrance decision