Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, student is able to

  • Identify the domain of product management and how it relates it to design, business development, product development, and other connected domains
  • Understand how product management as a function varies at different stages of growth and in different types of organizations
  • Use appropriate frameworks to structure and analyse customer needs, business requirements, and product development
  • Analyse the state and stage of a product or service, and plan approriate actions for managing the product

Credits: 3

Schedule: 22.04.2024 - 31.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mikko Jääskeläinen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Product management is one of the most crucial competencies for startups and scale-ups. Combining customer needs and realities of production during fast growth call for a strong vision and ability to coordinate the requirements of customer needs, software development, and business development. While designers, developers, and business functions are specifically working on each of these individually, the ability link and balance all these aspects is what makes it or breaks it for growing companies.
    The course addresses product management as a professional role and an organizational function. The course introduces the tools and concepts that individual product managers can use to create and maintain coordination among the multiple stakeholders within design, marketing, business development and product development. It also introduces concepts to understand and evaluate organizations and their approaches and competences in product management.
    The course focuses primarily on tools and concepts of user-centric product management that is typical for modern product organizations. This applies particularly for software and digital services, where development teams are supported by product managers (as well as design). The course TU-E5041 addresses the operations and organizations related to broader contexts and other types of products.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exercise completition and quality.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Individual, scheduled exercises, supported by on-demand course material.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching language: English

    Teaching period: 2023-2024 V

    Enrollment : The number of study places is limited to 40.