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King’s

Product Management

Career Accelerator

Develop the real-world skills needed to succeed as a Product Manager with a programme co-designed by university and industry experts.

6 months, online (excluding onboarding)

10 – 12 hours per week

Start Date: 30 January 2023

Note: Limited places available

Places are limited

To ensure every student receives the attention required to create a personalised learning experience, places in this accelerator are limited. To avoid disappointment, we advise registering as early as possible.

King's College London | FourthRev

King’s

Product Management

Career Accelerator

Develop the real-world skills needed to succeed as a Product Manager with a programme co-designed by university and industry experts.

6 months, online (excluding onboarding)

10 – 12 hours per week

Start Date: 30 January 2023

Note: Limited places available

King's College London | FourthRev

King’s

Product Management

Career Accelerator

Develop the real-world skills needed to succeed as a Product Manager with a programme co-designed by university and industry experts.

6 months, online (excluding boarding)

10 – 12 hours per week

Start Date: 30 January 2023

Note: Limited places available

Secure your place

To ensure every student receives the attention required to create a career-changing learning experience, places in this accelerator are limited. To avoid disappointment, we advise starting your application as early as possible.

Built in collaboration with tech leaders

The career accelerator is a unique education model that combines the power of leading universities and industry partners to ensure learning meets workplace demand.

In collaboration with:

Using their insight into the tech landscape to influence coursework design, our industry partners ensure you develop workplace-aligned skills, offer exposure to employer networks and open access to job opportunities.

‘I’m excited to see this programme and its curriculum put together by King’s College London. For too long, product management has been a role that so many of us “fell into” by chance or accident, and certainly didn’t have training or dedicated programmes like this career accelerator to guide the path there.’

Janna Bastow, CEO of ProdPad

A learning experience designed for careers

Career Accelerators address four knowledge and skill groups that lay the foundations for sustainable career success.

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Technical
Technical knowledge and skills in high-demand technologies

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Organisational
A broad organisational understanding that drives effective application of technical skills

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Employability
The human skills required to attain jobs, promotions and employer-specific outcomes

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Personal
Reflective capabilities that support personal growth and development for meaningful careers

A learning experience designed for careers

Career Accelerators address four knowledge and skill groups that lay the foundations for sustainable career success.

Blue Laptop with cloud | Fourthrev

Technical
Technical knowledge and skills in high-demand technologies

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Organisational
A broad organisational understanding that drives effective application of technical skills

Blue Icon Showing People Connection

Employability
The human skills required to attain jobs, promotions and employer-specific outcomes

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Personal
Reflective capabilities that support personal growth and development for meaningful careers

What you’ll learn

Over six months, you’ll build confidence in your ability to:

  • Foundational product management knowledge and skills in product design, prototyping and testing, Agile methodologies, launch strategies, product growth and analytics, all in the context of product strategy and business strategy
  • The real-world skills needed to succeed as a Product Manager, such as strong communication and influencing skills, stakeholder management, prioritisation, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Develop a portfolio of evidence

Develop a portfolio of evidence

Work on what employers want

Solve real-world industry problems as you apply the knowledge and skills you’ve learned during the programme.

Connect with industry giants

Network with employers who can assess whether you’re suitable for an internship or employment in their company.

Benefits of a Career Accelerator from King’s and FourthRev

Benefits of a Career Accelerator from King’s and FourthRev

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Workplace relevance

Complete real-world employer projects and engage in live sessions to develop skills that are genuinely in demand, and build a portfolio of evidence to prove your abilities.

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University certificate

Learn from internationally respected academics and earn a certificate from King’s College London as recognition of your skills.

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Flexible learning

Manage your coursework around your life with an online learning model made to meet the demands of modern learners and working professionals.

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Exclusive content

Access exclusive learning materials developed in collaboration with
the King’s College London digital experts, leading industry practitioners and employer partners.

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Dedicated support

A real-time support team, technical support and industry experts mean the lights stay on for learning, no matter where you are.

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Career outcomes

Personalised 1:1 sessions with a Career Coach provide learners with employability coaching to maximise personal growth and career development.

Speak to an advisor

Schedule a call with an Enrolment Advisor to learn more about the programme and whether it’s the right fit for you and your goals.

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Speak to an advisor

Schedule a call with an Enrolment Advisor to learn more about the programme and whether it’s the right fit for you and your goals.

Learn from global leaders

Prof James Smithies

Professor of Digital Humanities at King’s College London

Dr Mark Hedges

Reader in Cultural Informatics in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London

Janna Bastow

CEO of ProdPad and Co-founder of Mind the Product

Marc Abraham

Group Product Manager of Intercom

‘The best digital product managers have a blend of design, management, communication, and technical skills. These are augmented by an ability to critically reflect on stakeholder requirements, business and organisational strategies, design ethics, and regulatory frameworks. By co-designing the curriculum with industry, we can be confident graduates will gain the well-rounded educational experience they, and their future employers, need.’

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A rising demand for Product Managers

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an accelerated digital-first approach to organisational strategy, shifting the focus of multiple sectors towards product-centric goals. Consequently, the need for upskilling existing employees and increased hiring has emerged.1

Over the past few years, hiring portals like Glassdoor have seen significant growth in demand for this role in both the United States and the United Kingdom. They’ve ranked a Product Manager as the third best job in both the US (2021) and the UK (2022).2

With rising demand, high job satisfaction in this role and competitive pay, more and more people from varied backgrounds are considering a career in product management.3

Whether you’re seeking new job opportunities or building on your existing capabilities to accelerate your career progression, product management offers a high-growth path at the core of organisational strategy and operations.

  1. Beyond hiring: How companies are reskilling to address talent gaps [Article]. McKinsey; 2021 Feb.
  2. The Product Manager. 15 Statistics You Should Know About A Career In Product Management. [Article] August 2021.
  3. Airfocus. The Product Manager Career and the Surprising Stats About It in 2022. [Article] Jun 2021.

Average median base salary

£60 650

A Product Manager now ranks as the third best job in the UK for 2022. The role also shows high job satisfaction and estimates an average median base salary of £60 656 (experience dependant).

Glassdoor, 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2022. [Listing} 2022.

A rising demand for Product Managers

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an accelerated digital-first approach to organisational strategy, shifting the focus of multiple sectors towards product-centric goals. Consequently, the need for upskilling existing employees and increased hiring has emerged.1

Over the past few years, hiring portals like Glassdoor have seen significant growth in demand for this role in both the United States and the United Kingdom. They’ve ranked a Product Manager as the third best job in both the US (2021) and the UK (2022).2

With rising demand, high job satisfaction in this role and competitive pay, more and more people from varied backgrounds are considering a career in product management.3

Whether you’re seeking new job opportunities or building on your existing capabilities to accelerate your career progression, product management offers a high-growth path at the core of organisational strategy and operations.

  1. Beyond hiring: How companies are reskilling to address talent gaps [Article]. McKinsey; 2021 Feb.
  2. The Product Manager. 15 Statistics You Should Know About A Career In Product Management. [Article] August 2021.
  3. Airfocus. The Product Manager Career and the Surprising Stats About It in 2022. [Article] Jun 2021.

Average median base salary

£60 650

A Product Manager now ranks as the third best job in the UK for 2022. The role also shows high job satisfaction and estimates an average median base salary of £60 656 (experience dependant).

Glassdoor, 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2022. [Listing} 2022.

Download more information

If you haven’t already, download the programme brochure to find out more about course topics, your support network and who you’ll learn from. 

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