Online Master of Science in Product Management (MSPM)

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Business and Design Meet in the Exciting World of Product Management

Every new product begins with a great idea. However, a recent Forbes article found that 95% of new products fail along the way.

With your Master of Science in Product Management from Hawai‘i Pacific University, you can significantly improve the odds. This program is designed to help you learn how to see further and do more to launch viable products, services, and e-commerce by understanding the full life cycle, from ideation to research to launch⁠—using a practical, hands-on approach throughout the program. And because its 100% online, you can build your product management expertise on your time, wherever you are.

HPU’s online MS in Product Management program is an innovative combination of business and design that can give you an edge in the job market. This comprehensive academic experience focuses on consumer goods, services, and e-commerce applications. As you learn the ins and outs of consumer design, experience, research, collaboration, and engineering, you can enjoy practical classroom-to-workplace learning from a team of highly credentialed faculty members who know what makes for a successful new product.


Length: 5 Semesters, 18 months

Upcoming Start Date: Summer
May 6, 2024

Learn from professors who are at the top of their fields

student transfer

Transfer up to 15 total credits and complete your degree faster


Earn your degree for less than $30,000


Earn your MS in Product Management 100% online in as few as 18 months, even while you continue working

Earn Your MS in Product Management (MSPM) with a Supportive Learning Community—Wherever You Are

When you choose to pursue your online degree with HPU, you can benefit from a program designed with your educational and professional outcomes in mind. Prepare to thrive in product management by learning from supportive expert faculty alongside like-minded colleagues from around the world.

Even though you may be separated from your classmates and professors by thousands of miles and even national borders, the intimate and collaborative spirit in our online MS in Product Management transcends boundaries.

47,826 job postings in last 12 months (a 58.3% increase)


27% of jobs require or prefer a master’s degree


$122,800 median advertised salary (wages increased by 0.5% over last 12 months)

Lead the Way to New Product Success

What do customers want and need in a new service, product, or e-commerce experience? With your online Master of Science in Product Management, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to think, construct, formulate, and launch your way to each new product success story.

The world is changing fast, and that means consumer needs and tastes are, too. Striking while the iron is hot means working with a combination of knowledge, confidence, and efficiency. As a product manager for large and small brands alike, your understanding of target audiences is essential to success. Our online MS in Product Management provides the design, technology, and business leadership skills that employers want.

In addition to earning your master’s degree, completion of this program also grants three relevant micro-credentials:

  • Product Management Foundations
  • Service Design and Management
  • Product Marketing and Management

If you're not ready to pursue a full master's degree, or if you're looking for a quicker way to enhance your current product management skills, start with our micro-credentials. You can take one or all, and if you decide to move forward, all credits can be applied toward completion of your future MS in Product Management at HPU.

Career Outcomes

Once you've completed your degree, you can work in an exciting range of fields and roles.

Product managers are needed in industries including:

  • Professional services
  • Scientific services
  • Technical services
  • Health care services

You can work in roles including:

  • Product manager
  • Product marketing manager
  • Senior product manager
  • Product management director
  • VP of product management
  • Marketing director
  • Entrepreneur
  • UX/design, customer experience

Admission Requirements

  • Application and fee ($55) 
  • Current resume 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 
  • Official transcripts (by end of first semester enrolled) or unofficial transcripts can be submitted for review 
    • GPA of 2.5* 
    • For active military servicemembers and veterans: a copy of Joint Service Transcript or CCAF  
  • Proof of English proficiency  
    • For international applicants: minimum overall English proficiency TOEFL (IBT) score of 80 and writing score of 25, and IELTS overall score of 6.5 and writing score of 6.5  

Up to 50% of total program credits can be transferred. This occurs after admission qualification, and the process typically takes two weeks.

*If you have a GPA lower than 2.5, your application will go to review and you may still be admitted.