Product Development for Technical Managers, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Sharpen your product development skills. Create a new product or service from an original idea with this Product Development for Technical Managers course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder.

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In this Product Development for Technical Managers course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder, learners explore the processes used by successful companies to develop products customers want to buy. They begin by examining product strategy and how companies decide which types of products businesses need to develop. They define the market and business opportunity and how companies create new product concepts to meet this need. Learners also explore the role of product management, including how successful companies execute product planning, maintain a portfolio of product development projects, and integrate advances in technology into the product planning process. Finally, learners examine the tools and design strategies to ensure products have a minimal environmental footprint and other concepts behind the Circular Economy. 

This specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (ME-EM) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The ME-EM is designed to help engineers, scientists, and technical professionals move into leadership and management roles in the engineering and technical sectors. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the ME-EM is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience.

Applied Learning Project

Learners will complete a series of multiple choice quizzes, peer reviews, and programming assignments designed to apply skills in product development. Additionally, learners will create both digital and physical prototypes that represent a product idea. 

What You Will Learn:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of innovation, product design, and development principles.
  • Explore corporate product management, team dynamics, and culture's role in innovation while enjoying the process.
  • Explore the importance of product strategy and learn practical tools for idea generation and project execution.

Skills You Will Gain:

  • Product Planning
  • Circular Economy
  • Product Management
  • Product Design
  • Product Development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Product Development
  • Managing the New Product Development Process
  • Product Innovation Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner level

  • No prerequisites required, but it is recommended learners complete courses in order

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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