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Is Prod MBA Worth It?
& Why We Are VERY Different From Reforge, Product School, General Assembly, etc...
We’ll cover some common FAQs below, but the best way to know whether it’s worth it is to listen to our alumni.
Also, we are only accepting early applicants to the next Prod MBA until this Friday 24th at midnight (UK).
1. How much time will I need for the Prod MBA?
The course is designed for busy PM/POs with a full-time job. The Prod MBA requires ~6 hours per week:
1hr to watch video content
2-3hrs to complete your assignment
1hr hands-on Live Case Study session every Tuesday (8-9am or 5-6pm UK)
1hr hands-on workshop every Thursday (8-9am or 5-6pm UK)
Optional: 30min Virtual Coffee with one student per week
2. Who is the Prod MBA for?
The Prod MBA has been designed for ambitious product people - whether Product Managers, product leaders or founders - to learn critical strategic & product skills that are integral to the success of any venture, whether that be of your business, or an individual product line within a business.
Product Manager / Product Owner: Learn the fundamentals of business & strategy to build great products & move away from "the build trap" of busily getting as many features done as possible, rather than building the right features (earning yourself promotion or helping you land your dream job in the process).
Senior PMs, Director or VP: Learn a repeatable framework for quickly moving from opportunity to validated, revenue-generated product line without the risk of months of building an MVP & an expensive product team you may not even need.
Founders: Define & execute on a clear "path to profitability" & Product/Market Fit to create a sustainable future for your business without risking everything on unrealistic, arbitrary growth targets set by investors.
3. Can I get the Prod MBA tuition reimbursed?
The tuition for Early Bird places is £2,499 (the regular price is £2,999). ~40% of Prod MBA students get their investment reimbursed or directly paid by their employers.
If you are in a position to make use of your company's educational budget, speak with your boss, and make the case for why you want to take the Prod MBA.
Download the Prod MBA Brochure & our Guide to Convincing Your Boss, which may help in the process.
4. Can I split payments to finance Prod MBA?
Yes, we offer 3x payments over 3 months (£833 per month).
For UK-based students, you can also split payments over 12 months (£208 per month).
5. Does my time zone matter?
Definitely not. This is actually one of the biggest advantages of the programme. The schedule is designed so that participants from all over the world can join the programme & it can fit around your work schedule. We run two different live sessions (morning & evening) to suit your schedule.
5. How is the Prod MBA different from Product School or Reforge?
Simple: We emphasise building real-world, hands-on experience over watching overly-theoretical videos. We also make sure everything is actionable, so you can apply it in any product context.
Our approach teaches you cutting-edge product theory, but each week you will put theory into practice through our live case studies, our hands-on workshops, our 1:1 coaching sessions & by actually building a real product through your weekly assignment.
And our approach works:
We have a 95% completion rate, in an industry that averages 20-30%. 9.4/10 students would recommend Prod MBA to other aspiring products leaders.
I never see our competitors post any kind of success metrics or offer a 100% money back guarantee... Why is that? 🤔
6. How is the Prod MBA different from a regular MBA?
There are four main differences:
It focuses on business knowledge relevant to product people. Fewer spreadsheets, more practical, product-led frameworks & knowledge.
In the Prod MBA, we focus on the relevant intersection of business, technology & user experience, not just generic business skills.
A cohort consists only of PMs, POs & aspiring product leaders. All discussions, questions, and experience sharing is thus much more focused
The average tuition fee for an MBA program is $60.000. When you count in the opportunity costs of not working for a year or two, the real price is closer to $150,000 to $200,000. The Prod MBA is much more affordable and doesn't require you to take time off your work while still providing lifelong learning in the Prod MBA alumni community
"If you're a Product Manager, budding entrepreneur or just looking to better understand how to unlock opportunity for your customers, then do the programme. You won't regret it."- Meera, Head of Product, Canvas8
"Despite being in product for 10 years... this holistic, practical approach is on-point & teaches you what you can only read about in books."- Chris, Senior PM
Early Bird places are available until Friday!
As an early applicant, you will enjoy lower tuition of £2,499, instead of £2,999: