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Sustainable Product Management

The B.A. in Sustainable Product Management starts with the principle that design is not “what a product looks like”, but “how it works”. It recognizes that design is a process and ensures you learn the knowledge and skills to set up and execute that process, as well as make it and its outcomes more sustainable.

The Program

From the start you will work on digital products for your very own venture or that of a company. You will be guided on your journey with a structured yet flexible framework.

The degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to take on the launch of a product and lead a multidisciplinary team in all aspects.

Build solid academic knowledge
  • Define a proper human-centered design process
  • Use principles from behavioral psychology to better understand users and customers
  • Assess and estimate the environmental impact of design work and digital products
  • Discover and evaluate current trends and developments in design and user experience
Practice-oriented to solve real-world problems
  • Set up a human-centered design process
  • Organize and strategically plan design efforts within a company
  • Estimate the ROI of design work
  • Measure user experience and usability
  • Conduct user research, for both, generative as well as evaluative research questions
Teamwork is the key to success
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders on ideation, discovery, and refinement
  • Build and lead agile design teams

The B.A. in Sustainable Product Management will provide you with the techniques and tools that are currently essential in the professional practice of a product manager. Whether you want to develop your own product or make an impact in product management by helping another company you’ll leave the program prepared to manage and develop sustainable solutions.

Competency Profile

You’ll move through phases of learning based on your individual readiness, allowing you to transform at your own pace. The four distinct phases are called: Orientation, Calibration, Elevation, and Activation.

During all phases, you'll have a personalized dashboard to set, track, and reflect upon your learning goals. One major goal of every single program at Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences is to learn how you learn best. Each phase requires you to develop relevant competencies. In your personalized dashboard, you’ll be able to track progress with each challenge you complete.

Orientation Phase

The Orientation Phase consists of six introductory modules of 5 ECTS CP each and prepares you for your learning journey. It helps to establish a common mindset across your cohort and to become familiar with the Tomorrow University way of learning. To support purposeful learning, you start with Mission Identification & Learning Insights to craft your very own personal mission statement.

Calibration Phase

The Calibration Phase introduces you to the relevant fields in your study program. This phase offers comprehensive and practice-oriented experiences to introduce you to the main subject and research areas in your field through solo and group challenges. The Calibration Phase lasts three semesters and you will complete 18 Calibration challenges. Only after having chosen 11 Calibration modules of one program, do you take a final decision on the path you want to choose.

The interdisciplinary approach mimics work-life — you’ll work together with peers from other study programs and complete at least 4 modules from neighboring programs. You’ll have the flexibility to dive deep into your field of interest or pursue a more interdisciplinary approach by choosing 11-14 Calibration modules from your field of study. The total of 18 modules, 5 ECTS each, throughout three semesters is the core of each study program and prepares you with the necessary competencies to enter the Elevation Phase.

Elevation Phase

In the Elevation Phase, you'll create solutions for some of the grandest challenges of the 21st-century. Each Grand Challenge focuses on a challenge in the subject matter area of one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is designed together with a Tomorrow University cooperation partner. Your mentors will guide you through each challenge. Beyond the challenge-based approach, this phase fosters meaningful relationships between mentors and students.

It also allows you to exercise and iterate upon your academic knowledge in the context of group challenges, internships, service projects, research, and entrepreneurship. In total, you will complete three grand challenges, each ten ECTS CP: two from your own study program and one from a neighboring study program.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

Entrepreneurship Lab and Corporate Lab

After having acquired competencies and subject matter expertise in solo and group challenges in the Elevation Phase, you circle back to your personal mission statement and translate your knowledge to your very own real-world application throughout the Activation phase. By this time in the program, you’ll be ready to start your own startup in the Entrepreneurship Lab or work on an innovation project in collaboration with a company in the Corporate Lab.

In this phase, you’ll hand in a proposal for your very own venture idea or a corporate innovation idea. As innovation in its early steps is all about learning and experimenting, the proposal will essentially be a list of hypotheses and experiments designed to test the idea in the market. In a three-day kick-off, you will design your roadmap with experts and mentors from the field. You will be guided and receive feedback throughout the entire process. In the safety of the University, you'll be able to test and try your most ambitious ideas.

Program Specs

Orientation Phase
Calibration Phase
Elevation Phase
Entrepreneurship Lab and Corporate Lab
Orientation Phase
ECTS
Workload in H (Sync)
Workload in H
(Self-Paced)
O1 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
5
30
95
O2 Mission Identification and Learning Insights
5
30
95
O3 Technology Revolutions
5
30
95
O4 Teams and People Management
5
30
95
O5 Sustainability Foundations
5
30
95
O6 Strategy and Global Markets
5
30
95
Calibration Phase
ECTS
Workload in H (Sync)
Workload in H
(Self-Paced)
C1PED Human-Centered Design & Design Thinking
5
30
95
C2PED User Experience & Usability
5
30
95
C3PED Programming
5
30
95
C4PED Discovery & Definition: Generative User Research
5
30
95
C5PED Discovery & Definition: Understanding Users & Customers
5
30
95
C6PED Discovery & Definition: Design Methods for Discovery
5
30
95
III Semester
ECTS
Workload in H (Sync)
Workload in H
(Self-Paced)
C7RE Venture Capital
5
30
95
C8RE Finance for Entrepreneurs
5
30
95
C9RE Business Development & Sales
5
30
95
C10RE Responsible Leadership & Organization
5
30
95
C11RE Managing Sustainable Growth
5
30
95
C12RE Customer Development & Prototyping
5
30
95
IV Semester
ECTS
Workload in H (Sync)
Workload in H
(Self-Paced)
C13RE Business & Society
5
30
95
C14RE System Thinking for Sustainable Development
5
30
95
CPED of Choice
5
30
95
CPED of Choice
5
30
95
CTD of Choice
5
30
95
CTD of Choice
5
30
95
C Substitute F2F
5
40
85
V Semester
ECTS
Workload in H
(Sync)
Workload in H
(Self-Paced)
E1RE Grand Challenge Climate Action
10
60
190
E2RE Grand Challenge Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10
60
190
E3RE From other programs
10
60
190
Grand Challenge F2F
10
60
190
VI Semester
ECTS
Workload in H (Sync)
Workload in H
(Self-Paced)
Entrepreneurship Lab: Project Work
13
-
325
Entrepreneurship Lab: Thesis
10
-
250
Entrepreneurship Lab: Presentation
2
1
49
Political Legal Environment
5
30
95
Corporate Lab: Project Work
13
-
325
Corporate Lab: Thesis
10
-
250
Corporate Lab: Presentation
2
1
49
Political Legal Environment
5
30
95

Program specs

Starting your own business isn’t easy, creating something from scratch might be very challenging, and you can find yourself feeling alone in the process.

From day one you will work on your very own entrepreneurial venture and be guided on your journey by experts who have been exactly where you are.

During the program, you’ll immediately practice all the tools, techniques, and methodologies covered to succeed in entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial spheres.

In this highly interactive and experiential learning-based program you’ll learn to understand the most recent business model innovations and their respective impacts.

Orientation Phase
Calibration Phase
V Semester
VI Semester

Work-Study Program

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Tuition Information

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Tuition Fee
€6.600/year
€19.800 in total for 3 years
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Start
October 2022
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180 ECTS*
Duration
3 Years
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Challenge-based learning

Learn by solving problems found in the real-world. You’ll be faced with scenarios from business situations that will give you the opportunity to get hands-on experiences and exposure to what you’ll find in reality.

Mentorship

Mentors will support and encourage your growth throughout your program.  When you have a mentor, you have someone you can turn to for advice, but you also gain insight and knowledge from someone with first-hand experience.

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You’ll learn with and from people coming from around the world. Your peers come from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. Your mentos and teachers are industry leaders and experts in their fields of influence.

ToUs Bachelor's Degree programs are full-time and require a time commitment of approximately 20-30 hours/week.
While the program is not self-paced, you can collaborate with your Challenge Mentors and Program Leads on a case-by-case basis to adapt your study time according to your busy work/personal schedule.
Remote-first, study from wherever you are in the world
Bite-sized lessons, 10-15 minute lessons that can be taken on the mobile-app at anytime
Metaverse campus, meet your peers in the virtual campus for collaboration at your convenience

Career Outlook

The B.A. in Sustainable Product Management is an innovative program that will teach you the techniques and give you the tools that are currently essential in the professional practice of a product manager. At the end of the degree program, you will achieve a multidisciplinary profile that will allow you to access positions in any market and industry while making a sustainable impact.

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What you'll learn
Define product requirements and develop a positioning strategy
Discover who your customers are and what they want and need
Monitor the market and develop competitive analyses
Create financial plans and data-driven strategies to grow your product
Align stakeholders around the vision for the product
Manage a product team and run operational sprints
You could work as
Product Designer
UX / User Experience Designer
UI / User Interface Designer
Service Designer
CX / Customer Experience Designer
CX / Customer Experience Manager
Strategic Designer
Product Manager

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