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Product Management

Master

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Start something new in 2023, but at 2022 prices

Our prices are going up this year. So February 1st 2023 is your last chance to apply and save up to €1444 on your tuition fees.  

Apply now

At IU, you’ll learn the skills that position you as an in-demand specialist. Just begin one of our fully accredited programmes and you can make this new year all about creating new career opportunities. 

*You can start any time.

Overview

Start your Master's degree in Product Management now

If you have a bachelor’s in product management, business administration, management, or a related business-related field and want to further your education in this field, our consecutive 120-ETCS master's in product management is a good fit for you.  

How your studies are moving you forward:   

  • You will gain thorough knowledge of product management and its techniques, as well as expertise in management and leadership, marketing, and performance and strategy, so that you can comprehend product management as a whole. 
  • To specialize in areas like Digital Transformation and Product Management, Creative and Agile Methods, or Social Media Models, you take two elective modules.  
  • You are qualified for key specialist and management positions, such as product manager, product owner, product marketing manager, or product and business developer. 

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Arts (M.A.)
120 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies later
Tuition fees
Starting from € 289 (US$ 316)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 15.01.2023 09:04 AM (CET)
Accreditation
120 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
Online studies:
Available from 01.09.2023 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Overview of your distance learning degree in Product Management

Your degree is meant to equip you to perform a variety of jobs within the organization. As a result, in the Master of Product Management program, you will receive a comprehensive education that also emphasizes specialization in the management of products and services. Your coursework is broken down into the following 5 subject areas in addition to the specialization options: Along with sustainability, you will also discuss issues like digitalization, ethics, and internationality. Sustainability is particularly important in the modules Quality Management and Sustainability and Managing Across Borders. 

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Leadership

5

Product Discovery and Validation

5

International Marketing

5

Business Model Design

5

Product Delivery and Development

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Managing Across Borders

5

Product Lifecycle Management

5

Sales and Pricing

5

Advanced Growth Hacking

5

Seminar: Current Issues in Product Management

5

Project: Customer Discovery and Product Delivery

5

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

Quality Management and Sustainability

5

Digital Analytics and Strategies

5

Elective A

10

Elective B

10

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

Master Thesis

30

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 3th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Agile, Social and Creative Methods

10

Consumer Behavior and Brand Management

10

Digital Transformation and Product Management

10

Digitalized Production

10

Entrepreneurship and Disruptive Innovation

10

Elective B

In your 3th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Agile, Social and Creative Methods

10

Big Data Applications

10

Business Analyst

10

Content Creation and Storytelling

10

Consumer Behavior and Brand Management

10

Data Science and Analytics

10

Digital Transformation and Product Management

10

Digitalized Production

10

E-Commerce

10

Entrepreneurship and Disruptive Innovation

10

Innovate and Change

10

Process Management with Scrum

10

Project Management with Prince2

10

Salesforce Consultant Specialization

10

Supply Chain Management

10

Social Media Models and Creation

10

UI/UX Expert

10

Module guide
Online course schedule
Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree. 

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General admission requirements
  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS in Product Management, Business Administration, Management, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, or other business related degree programs. 
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university 
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 
Further admission opportunities

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS points variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS points as part of your studies. 

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

Is English your native language or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Start something new in 2023, but at 2022 prices

Our prices are going up this year. So February 1st 2023 is your last chance to apply and save up to €1444 on your tuition fees.  

Apply now

At IU, you’ll learn the skills that position you as an in-demand specialist. Just begin one of our fully accredited programmes and you can make this new year all about creating new career opportunities. 

*You can start any time.

Careers

Your Product Management career outlook

You can anticipate having a successful career across all industries as a product management professional with rewarding opportunities for moving up to a management position. Following graduation, you might work, for instance, as a... 

Strategic Product Manager

You develop strategies and visions for cutting-edge products in your capacity as a strategic product manager. You lead interdisciplinary teams and collaborate closely with your stakeholders. Additionally, you will be in charge of portfolio management, the launch of new products, and budget planning. 

Product Owner for Data-Driven Products

Product managers for data-driven products collaborate with data scientists and developers to implement innovative product concepts. If this is your chosen career path, you can anticipate an innovative workplace where agile methods are in demand. The use of customer and market data analysis will also be one of your tasks.

Technical Product Manager

Are you devoted to data science, cloud computing, blockchain, and other related fields? You should then begin your career as a technical product manager! In this role, you will create technical concepts in accordance with user-oriented standards. By doing this, you will be working at the intersection of the market, technology, and consumers. 

Student reviews
  • Anaelle Cintas

    Graduate, France

  • The Study Advisory Team gave me very good tips on how to manage my time as a student who also works full-time.

    Cédric Gobrecht

    Online student

  • In general, IU is a very well equipped university with a perfect staff.

    Mantas Paskevicius

    BSc Computer Science, Lithuania

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Master degree in Product Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 584
US$ 524 /mth* Apply now
* € 479 based on the exchange rate from 15.01.2023 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 433
US$ 392 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 15.01.2023 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 346
US$ 316 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 15.01.2023 09:04 AM (CET)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Start something new in 2023, but at 2022 prices

Our prices are going up this year. So February 1st 2023 is your last chance to apply and save up to €1444 on your tuition fees.  

Apply now

At IU, you’ll learn the skills that position you as an in-demand specialist. Just begin one of our fully accredited programmes and you can make this new year all about creating new career opportunities. 

*You can start any time.