Looking for a more formalized education in product management? Well Canada just got its first Masters Degree Program in Product.
Heidi Ram (Member of the TPMA and Head of the Product Management Practice for Martyn Bassett Associates) recently sat down with Jessica Creces (Digital Product Management Program Chair and Advisory Board Member for the Smith School of Business), to get the latest scoop on this new program and how it can benefit those looking to advance their careers in product management.
Queen’s University Smith School of Business has recently launched a new Master of Digital Product Management program, which combines the expertise of the Queen’s business and computing schools to offer a unique program that caters to both technical and business-oriented students.
The Interview Synopsis
The program was developed in response to the digital transformation every organization is undergoing. The combination of business and computing schools makes this program unique and well-rounded, recognizing the need for modern product leaders to have both technical knowledge and a good sense of business to help navigate the challenges they face.
The program’s advisory board is composed of industry experts who have worked in product management roles and understand real-world problems that Product Managers encounter. The curriculum was developed with a real hands-on industry approach, and the board ensures the content is relevant to the market and valuable to students.
The degree program is designed to attract a diverse group of students at different stages of their careers, from early to late stages. Students who are more technical will gain a business lens to look through, while those who are more business-oriented will gain credibility to have more fruitful conversations with engineering and development departments.
*** This is an unsponsored blog post and interview that was created by one of our team members to alert product professionals on new programs within our field. ***