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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
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Courses Product Manager Certification, Product Leadership Certification Data Analytics (Part-Time), Software Engineering Immersive, Digital Marketing (Part-Time), User Experience Design Immersive, User Experience Design (Part-Time), Front-End Web Development (Part-Time), Product Management (Part-Time), +6 more.
Visual Design (Part-Time), Data Science Immersive, Data Science (Part-Time), Python Programming (Part-Time), React Development (Part-Time), Data Analytics Immersive
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.

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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.

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Product School Reviews

  • bankole dada | Product designer, agile analyst
  • Product Manager Certificate
  • Graduated: 2022



Job Support

"great value, hands on learning. best training spend in a long while"

Pros You learn by doing and have extensive mentoring support and a community of people in product. Best value for money and continual support. Our project presentation encouraged presentation skills,friendships and creativity Con Job not guaranteed as... Read More

  • Michelle Coulter | Education Consultant
  • Graduated: 2021



Job Support

"Exceptional experience and instructor"

I have thoroughly enjoyed my live PMC sessions with my classmates, project team members and the instructor Ronke Majekodunmi. Before I enrolled in her class, I thoroughly researched all instructors on the syllabus. I wanted to find someone who looked... Read More

General Assembly Reviews

  • Gabriel Deleon | Senior Software Engineer
  • Software Engineering Immersive
  • Graduated: 2021



Job Support

"Life changing"

It’s an amazing program! Just like anything in life you get what you put into it. They have so many resources to help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to find your starting job as a software engineer. You’ll learn how to code, build websites,... Read More

  • Leslie Humphrey
  • User Experience Design Immersive
  • Graduated: 2023



Job Support

"My overall experience has been wonderful and I would recommend General Assembly to anyone interested."

I just finished my UX Design Immersive Remote course with General Assembly. Before pivoting into UX design, I worked in product and service base sales roles. I felt unfulfilled in my career and sought a more creative and innovative career path. I created... Read More

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