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How to Become a Product Manager

By Eileen Jacob   |   9/18/2017
Product managers help companies envision, produce, and market products. They are responsible for every stage from conception to sale. Their role is so essential that they are sometimes referred to as "mini ...

Becoming a Leader In Product Management: Jay Dave's Amazon Career

By Susan Petty   |   8/21/2017
Although Jay Dave, EMBA 16, came from an engineering background, he'd always considered transitioning to a leadership role in product management. ""I still wanted to be in tech, but I also wanted to be part of ...

Why Business School? For a Career Switch to Product Management

By Eileen Jacob   |   5/31/2017
Swetha Tupelly is about to celebrate her first year as a product manager at ServiceMax, a SaaS division of GE Digital. The new position is a big leap from her previous role as a technical lead and engineer at ...

Shaping Your Business School Studies for a Product Management MBA

By Eileen Jacob   |   1/19/2017
Part problem-solver, part storyteller, part trend analyst, and part entrepreneur, a product manager is part of putting The Next Big Thing in people's hands. 

Do I need an MBA to Be a Product Manager: Kavya Mallesh at SlingMedia

By Eileen Jacob   |   12/16/2016
Meet Kavya Mallesh, senior staff product manager at SlingMedia. Kavya, and 2017 graduate of the Berkeley Evening & Weekend MBA Program, who talked with us about her career for Part V of this series.

Do I Need an MBA to Be a Product Manager, Part III

By Rahul Sampat   |   11/18/2015
Meet Promeet Mansata, 2015 graduate of the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program. Upon graduating, he made a career change from database/application systems management to product manager with @Walmart ...

Do I need an MBA to be a Product Manager, Part II

By Morgan Bernstein   |   9/28/2015
Meet Sung Hu Kim, a 2006 graduate of the Berkeley-Haas Full-time MBA Program who worked at Twitter in product management. Prior to that, he was at Google as a lead on the Android team for consumer and ...

Do I Need an MBA to be a product manager? Part I

By Morgan Bernstein   |   7/06/2015
Meet Max Wesman, VP of Product for GoodHire (which offers employment background check services) and a 2010 graduate of the Berkeley-Haas full-time MBA program. Max talked with us about his career in product ...