Masters Programs in Product Development

Compare 11 Masters Programs in Product Development

For those who want to be on the forefront of design and innovation, a Master in Product Development offers the skills needed to succeed in today's high tech world. With this degree, students learn both the technical and the business skills necessary for senior leadership positions in technology fields.

What is a Master in Product Development? A Master in Product Development pairs engineering know-how with management skills. Degrees generally take one to two years to complete, depending on the program and pace of study. Coursework can include design strategy, management principles, lean development, enterprise systems, market research, product marketing, and business and finance. By integrating an educational foundation with hands-on research and industrial best practices, students are prepared to lead the design and development of new products.

A Master in Product Development gives technology professionals an edge in a competitive field. Students leave the program prepared to lead diverse groups of technology professionals in solving problems and in developing innovative solutions and products.

Costs for a Master of Product Development vary widely. Prospective students should check with the specific program they are interested in to learn more about the costs and options for study.

Graduates with a Master in Product Development can step into senior technology leadership roles in a wide range of industries. From banks to software development firms, businesses need professionals with both the technical skills and business savvy to lead research and development. With a graduate degree in product development, students have abundant career choices. Whether you are a full-time technology professional who wants to take the next step on the career ladder or an engineer hoping to learn effective management skills to lead a team, a Master in Product Development can open up new opportunities.

With full-time, part-time, and online options available both nationally and internationally, there is a program designed to fit any schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master's Program in Sports Product Management

Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 USA Eugene

Become a leader within sports product management by learning from the industry's best in the global hub for sports products, Portland, Oregon. [+]

A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION ROOTED IN THEORY AND HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Become a leader within sports product management by learning from the industry's best in the global hub for sports products, Portland, Oregon.

Learn the business of creating sports apparel, footwear and equipment Engage in hands-on work with international sports companies like adidas, Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Under Armour Gain high-demand skills for lucrative roles in the sports product industry

The University of Oregon has partnered with the sports and outdoor product industry’s best to offer the first-of-its-kind Master of Science in Sports Product Management in Portland, Oregon. Come be a part of our relentless pursuit of excellence.... [-]


Master in Product Management

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Oulu

Master's Programme in Product management (ProM) is a two-year programme taught in English. The programme educates product management professionals who can actively manage products and the product range. The focus is on technology product management. It builds on the engineering disciplines and focuses on product management. [+]

Master in Product Management Master's Programme in Product management (ProM) is a two-year programme taught in English. The programme educates product management professionals who can actively manage products and the product range. The focus is on technology product management. It builds on the engineering disciplines and focuses on product management. ProM provides courses in contemporary topics, with an emphasis on product management.The core of the programme is the product development process, the delivery process and the entire demand-supply chain. Problem-solving and communication skills in international context are highlighted. ProM includes close collaboration with industry and lectures practical cases to enhance the learning experience. Guest lecturers from industry are often invited to speak. Assignments are typically connected to practical industrial challenges, allowing students to gain industry experience as they start building networks in the business world. ProM also has strong links to all engineering disciplines at the Faculty of Technology. Programme Outline ProM is a two-year full-time programme. The course load has been designed to ensure a smooth progression of studies so that students receive their Master's Degree in Engineering as planned. Graduate Profile Studying Product Management combines knowledge from engineering and management sciences. Students’ technical background acts as a foundation for applying product management methods in product creation and delivery process. The graduates will be competent in different product management aspects from productivity and quality to information and technology management. They will be capable to enhance productivity, quality and well-being, and can use their knowledge when solving challenging problems in... [-]

Master in Product Development and Materials Engineering

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Jönköping

As competition between companies is getting tougher as the number of products on the market increases, many are realising the importance of product development and material knowledge as a competitive means. This programme covers the entire product development process, from conceptual engineering design to materials and manufacturing processes. [+]

 As competition between companies is getting tougher as the number of products on the market increases, many are realising the importance of product development and material knowledge as a competitive means. This programme covers the entire product development process, from conceptual engineering design to materials and manufacturing processes. Making complex things simpler

The steady increase in the use of computer support makes possible new methods, which are parallel to the entire product development process. With the help of advanced computer tools in design and construction, real and virtual prototypes can be produced much faster, and the time needed for development can be shortened. In addition, a product can be studied and tested at an early stage of product development for its design, usability, durability, safety and producibility. Important aspects of work with the development of components and products include the analysis of function and performance, the choice of materials and the methods of production. This programme gives an understanding of the theory behind and the practical use of the computer based tools needed for these tasks.... [-]


Master in Production Development and Management

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Jönköping

The manufacturing industry now faces globalisation challenges and this is the starting point of this Master's programme. The aim is to provide knowledge and competence that prepare the students for leading positions within the manufacturing industry. [+]

 The manufacturing industry now faces globalisation challenges and this is the starting point of this Master's programme. The aim is to provide knowledge and competence that prepare the students for leading positions within the manufacturing industry. Making globalisation work

Today, the manufacturing industry is an international industry. Product development and production may be carried out at different geographic locations, which require communication and coordination of the activities. The competitiveness of manufacturing companies relies to a high degree on their abilities to benefit from the increased globalisation.

Preparing for leadership

This Master's programme focuses on the role that production plays within manufacturing companies. Central themes include how production systems are developed, how the design of the products and the supply chain interrelate with the production system design, and how production systems are operated and managed. The programme begins with a number of courses that provides the students with a common basis for these central themes. It ends with a final thesis work, at which the students applies the knowledge and skills gained during the program.... [-]


Master in Management of Product Development (part-time)

HECTOR School of Engineering and Management
Campus Part time 18 months October 2018 Germany Karlsruhe

Participants in the Management of Product Development master program are able to analyze, design, operate and implement the product development process at their companies in an optimized way. [+]

Masters in Product Development. Master Program in Management of Product Development Part-time further qualification for engineers. An integrated approach towards efficient product development uses virtual engineering processes to design highly utilized machine elements and systems. Participants in the Management of Product Development master program are able to analyze, design, operate and implement the product development process at their companies in an optimized way. The graduates can successfully translate innovative ideas and innovations into competitive products, with a special focus lying on major criteria like customized product solutions, reduction of production costs as well as optimization of quality standards. Furthermore, they are capable of accompanying and furthering innovation processes by highly creative techniques. Graduates will be able to cope with the increasing performance and competition pressure in product development, by shortening development times and product lifecycles. The German Association of Engineers (VDI) also offers a scholarship of 15000€ specifically for this program. For more information, simply contact us. Target Group Future engineering executives in e.g. development or product management. Typical lines of business may be machinery and equipment industry, automotive industry, and automotive industry suppliers, measurement technology and cybernetics, major appliances, including white goods, etc. Come by on our HECTOR Open Day to get first hand information on the program and talk to students, as well as HECTOR representatives. Objective The M.Sc. program offers an integrated approach to product development processes and their management with special consideration of economic aspects. Only successful product development processes can lead to competitive products. The... [-]

Master in Production Engineering and Management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The master's programme in Production Engineering and Management is designed to provide production knowledge and skills with a holistic perspective. [+]

The master's programme in Production Engineering and Management is designed to provide production knowledge and skills with a holistic perspective.

After graduating from the programme students will have:

Basic understanding of various dimensions and functions of the broad field of production. Analytical skills needed to tackle the ever-changing problems and situations of modern competitive production. Conceptual and reasoning skills with appropriate decision support methods and tools used in production management. Communication and presentation skills necessary for leadership positions. Understanding of how environmental and cultural differences effect the production process. Understanding of the need and requirements for sustainable and energy efficient production processes. Production Engineering and Management at KTH ... [-]

Master in Product and Process Development

Mälardalen University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Eskilstuna

You get an understanding of the key issues involved in modern production and logistics systems. You’ll be provided with the analytical and computing tools, their use and scope, enabling you to [+]

Master in Product and Process Development

You get an understanding of the key issues involved in modern production and logistics systems. You’ll be provided with the analytical and computing tools, their use and scope, enabling you to manage the development of the systems successfully and competitively.

The Programme

In this programme you will learn to select, initiate, plan and schedule projects using techniques such as CPM and PERT. You will acquire skills in modern production and logistics systems and will be able to analyse, evaluate and optimise the solutions.

The programme includes projects together with industry and society. This programme offers a two-year curriculum involvinga total of 120 credits. A Master’s degree in Production and Logistics Management will also provide you with an advanced base in planning and optimisation of production and logistics, including use of simulation software.... [-]


Master in Global System Design

Aalborg University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aalborg Copenhagen Esbjerg + 2 more

The Master’s programme in Global Systems Design enables you to handle modern day business and organisational complexity. You learn how to analyse and model specific business processes and systems. [+]

Competition is intensifying on global markets. In order to survive, private companies as well as public organisations must innovate manufacturing and business processes as well as products and services to be able to provide customers and stakeholders with solutions of high quality in a costefficient and sustainable manner. At the same time, they must ensure a profitable and competitive business. The Master’s programme in Global Systems Design enables you to handle modern day business and organisational complexity. You learn how to analyse and model specific business processes and systems. You will be trained to develop innovative product-, service-, and process design solutions and simulate their operational performance and make cost-benefit studies of their business impact. Engineering and business approach The Master’s programme in Global Systems Design is based on the premise that fields such as planning of work processes, customer focus, quality assurance, production management and utilisation of resources all can be addressed from a modern production approach regardless of sectors; the approach is applicable to work within a wide range of fields, e.g. production, transportation and service - on both a national and an international level. The programme is characterised by a combination of engineering and business approaches; you will be working with application of innovative information technology for modelling, simulation and cost-benefit studies of manufacturing systems, business processes and related product and services. Such modern tools play an important role in business improvement and enhanced resource utilisation in today’s competitive environment. The programme challenges the sector-specific knowledge you... [-]

Master in Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design

Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Växjö Kalmar + 1 more

This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. [+]

Department: Faculty of Technology

Level: Second Level

This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. The program is taught in English.

In the students’ work with innovations, the student should balance the process in its various parts for function, design, durability and production conditions. This requires knowledge of, or interaction between, different disciplines where different approaches, perspectives and approaches utilized. The program is based on common projects often in collaboration with industry and organizations along with advancement in their own subject area and a broadening towards other disciplines (business and design).... [-]


Masters In Production And Operations

Universidad Sergio Arboleda
Campus Full time January 2018 Colombia Bogotá Santa Marta

Colombian companies are now competing with "World Class Companies", with high standards for innovation, productivity and quality of their products and / or services, which is [+]

Master in Production and Operations Colombian companies are now competing with "World Class Companies", with high standards for innovation, productivity and quality of their products and / or services, which is necessary to generate strategies to close the gap to achieve excellence in all economic sectors in which they want to participate. Organizations are aware of the importance of training professional staff on knowledge and the adaptation of new methodologies in production and operations that are crucial today given the high levels of competition and the increase of resources. The areas of production and operations have been modernizing their methods, management and technology, seeking to optimize productivity, increasing efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility of production systems and supply operations and distribution nationwide and internationally. Failure to develop, with high quality, companies in the region will continue to lose market share to the multinationals and the import of manufactured goods delivered, in a timely manner and very low prices. Because of this the Sergio Arboleda University has developed the Master's program in the area of ​​production and operations to human resource training with high levels of knowledge and management, able to achieve competitive companies with innovative products and services that generate higher value added . The Master Production and Operations specific aims the design and management of production systems and operations and national chains and international production, for which we developed a training program that includes technology for modeling and simulation, advanced training in logistics and quality and also an area... [-]


Master's Program - Production Management

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Arkhangelsk

The purpose of the master's program: training of qualified managers who can create and manage production with the challenges of the Arctic [+]

Master's Program - Production Management Place of study: Institute of Economics and Management (IEiU) Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after MV Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk, Russia Education: Master

Qualification of the graduate: Master of engineering and technology The purpose of the master's program: training of qualified managers who can create and manage production with the challenges of the Arctic region. The program is based on research opportunities, the organization and the practical experience of solving economic problems, including the development of industrial and investment potential. Features:

 

integration into the educational process of modern teaching methods, advanced information technologies based on integrated technical solutions; the use of innovative teaching methods and technologies, which are aimed at the development of creative, analytical and leadership qualities of undergraduates: projects in companies, the case method, business games and business simulation training; the use of modularity program allows you to create individual trajectories of training of students, including undergraduates to participate in the programs of international academic mobility. ... [-]