Product School vs General Assembly
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Product School and General Assembly have online and on-campus instruction across several countries. Product School's courses are real-time and interactive, while General Assembly also provides self-paced options. Product School has three certificate programs: Product Manager, Product Leader, and Product Executive, while General Assembly has a broad course range and full-time immersion programs in Web Development, Data Science, and UX Design. Product School tuition can be paid in interest-free, monthly installments. General Assembly has monthly tuition payment options and also provides an income share agreement (ISA) option that will collect once a graduate has met the required minimum annual income.
|Product School||General Assembly|
Front-End Web Development, Product Management, Python Programming, React Development, User Experience Design Part Time, Visual Design
|Cost||$4,199 - $6,999||$2,800 - $15,950|
|Location(s)||Online, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Toronto, New York City, Austin, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Irvine, Bellevue, Washington D.C.||Online, Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Melbourne, Providence, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Sydney, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Paris, Toronto, Denver, Singapore, Orlando, Scottsdale|
What is Product School?
Product School provides real-time online and campus-based courses for individuals seeking a career in product management. Campuses span multiple countries, though the headquarters is in San Francisco.
Highlights: Participants can leverage flexible scheduling options; new cohorts begin each month, and classes can be taken part-time or full-time. Classes are limited to 20 students each and incorporate hands-on training, case studies, and mentorship. Accepted students may have in-class training hours, guest lectures, and additional homework. Graduates are supported with their job search strategy by participating in mock interviews, having their LinkedIn profile reviewed, and by engaging in networking opportunities.
Financing/scholarship options: Tuition can be paid upfront or in interest-free monthly installments. Product School's program managers are available to assist students with identifying potential scholarship opportunities.
What makes Product School unique?
Instructors work at major companies, including Google, Uber, and PayPal. With over 1,000 professional partners and an extensive alumni network, Product School aims to connect its graduates with employment opportunities in software product management.Go to Product School's full page
What is General Assembly?
General Assembly offers coding classes at 30 campuses around the world and online. Courses can be taken part-time or full-time depending on a student's schedule and professional goals. General Assembly was started in 2011 and continues to evolve its award-winning curriculum to cover current, in-demand skills.
Highlights: Interested candidates work with an admissions representative to match their professional goals and experience. The immersion programs require additional assessments. Many classes require pre-work.
Financing/scholarship options: Students must make a down payment to secure one of the limited program spots, though financing partners, a deferred tuition option, and installment plans assist students with additional financial burdens. General Assembly also works with current employers to sponsor employees seeking additional training and offers tuition discounts to women through the See Her Excel program.
What makes General Assembly unique?
Beginner students have access to basic instruction as well as additional support, feedback, and office hours. Part-time students must complete additional homework assignments outside of class, whereas full-time students will work on portfolio projects and attend networking events.Go to General Assembly's full page
Product School Reviews
- Product Manager Certificate
- Graduated: 2021
"Product Management Certificate : Instructor Shilpa Vir"
Although I have many years of experience under my belt, I was new to Product management. The Product Manager certificate course introduces you to the key concepts of Product Management. The group work is excellent and helps cement the concepts through... Read More
- Anonymous | Business Analyst
- Graduated: 2021
"Highly recommend PM certification and Shilpa Vir as an instructor"
As someone from a non - PM background with no prior knowledge of product management, I found this course extremely helpful. But I really wanted to highlight our instructor Shilpa Vir's manner of teaching, which was so wonderful and refreshing!! Her real-world... Read More
General Assembly Reviews
- Vyacheslav Starkov | Systems Solutions Specialist
- Software Engineering Immersive
- Graduated: 2020
"Great opportunity for growth"
I took an on-campus Software Engineering Immersive course at General Assembly in Manhattan and I had a great experience. The on campus atmosphere was nice and friendly and conductive to learning. The professors and TA's were available for help and excellent... Read More
- Anonymous | UX Designer
- User Experience Design Immersive
- Graduated: 2021
"GA was the best chance I had to get a UX job!"
I think taking the UXDI program through GA was the best way for me to get a job in UX. I needed the discipline and accountability and my instructor, Shari, was amazing. The cons was that I felt like it wasn't strict enough or hard enough on its students.... Read More