Athletic and Outdoor Product Management
As popularity and demand grow in outdoor technical apparel and merchandise, highly skilled product managers are needed to fuel the local and international economies.
There’s no better place to get your Athletic and Outdoor education than in Portland, Oregon, the home of some of the world’s most successful athletic apparel companies: Nike, Adidas, Columbia, and KEEN. In fact, Oregon employs more than 14,000 professionals in the outdoor recreation industry.
Our innovative Athletic and Outdoor Product Management program can help you break into or advance your career in the industry by focusing on the skills necessary to thrive in this competitive marketplace, from product planning and sourcing to branding and merchandising.
5 Required Certificate Courses:
(Below is the recommended sequence; courses may be taken in any order)
- Introduction to the Athletic and Outdoor Industry
- Athletic and Outdoor Product Planning
- Athletic and Outdoor Material Sourcing
- Athletic and Outdoor Merchandising Management
- Athletic and Outdoor Branding and Positioning
Certificate Cost: $2175
5 15-hour courses (typically 5 evenings each, 6-9 pm)
Offered 1 time a year (fall/winter)
Can be Completed in as Little as 2 Terms
Must be Completed Within 3 Years
Instructors regularly bring in guest speakers
Interested in bringing this program Onsite to your organization? Contact Melissa Endicott for details.
Courses can be taken individually or can be applied to a certificate within a three-year limit. Our courses and certificates are continually updated to bring you the most current and progressive information, tools and perspectives. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken to qualify for certificate completion.