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Jul 09, 2024 - Jul 08, 2025
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Course Length
12 months
Course Fee
45 / 46.4
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Large-scale organizations require effective product leaders to drive operations forward, implement blueprints, and anticipate trends in areas such as technology and manufacturing. In today’s fiercely competitive arena, with specialization and higher standards being offered at unprecedented rates to meet market demand, companies need multifaceted experts to lead the ship while ensuring distinction, quality, performance, and returns, all while fostering customer trust.

Therefore, a Chief Product Officer oversees all aspects of the organization's manufacturing processes. This includes directing purchasing and layout of manufacturing equipment and being vigilant of the maintenance of the equipment and facilities. 



A Chief Product Officer focuses on strategic product direction. Typically, it can include product vision, product innovation, product design, product development, project management, and product marketing. The Blended Professional Certificate: Chief Product Officer from MIT provides you with the knowledge, skills, professional direction, and access you need to become a CPO.
"The design of platforms and product families is aimed at achieving long-term success and survival of companies." - Prof. Olivier de Weck, Professor of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Systems Engineering at MIT

Blended Professional Certificate: Chief Product Officer, with curriculum developed and taught by MIT faculty, is delivered in collaboration with Global Alumni. Contact Global Alumni for more information about this program:

Global Alumni is an ed-tech company that collaborates with institutions to manage enrollments (including all payment services and invoicing), technology, and participant support. 


A Chief Product Officer is typically responsible for overseeing a team of product managers. That means they must have the leadership skills to motivate and address their department. Throughout the program, you will:

  • Develop the necessary leadership skills with the vision needed to address the innovation processes of organizations
  • Develop a kit for innovating, incorporating the strategies and tools needed to transform hunches into real-world impact
  • Learn about the main methods and tools used in the design of product families and identify and prioritize solutions for complex problems
  • Learn how to design and develop effective digital platforms in order to build loyal consumer bases and differentiated products

This program is designed for those professionals looking to lead an organization's product goals and oversee a team of product managers. This includes:

  • Directors, VPs and entrepreneurs responsible for product design, engineering, or marketing
  • Current product leaders and aspiring C-suite executives who want to keep current on trends to accelerate growth
  • Senior executives looking to align product strategy with business strategy and understand the implications of technology on the product portfolio 

Participants are required to have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience working in a managerial position
  • At least 3 years of experience in a product leadership role or similar
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • International experience is appreciated

Managing products is a complex process that requires adaptability. Leading a team of product managers makes the task even more complex. That's why this program includes various certificates from the following courses:

  1. Leadership and Innovation
  2. Designing Product Families: From Strategy to Implementation
  3. Digital Platforms: Designing Two-Sided Markets from APIs to Feature Roadmaps
  4. Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX 
  5. Elective Program

Can choose between: 

  • Data Leadership
  • Cloud & DevOps: Continuous Transformation
  • Life Cycle Assessment 
Download the Certificate Brochure