Work in multidisciplinary student teams, in fluid consultation and communication, with A-list organization executives and SPS faculty on a real world problem the organization faces. Research, prepare, and present your solutions on the final day of class. Selected ideas are implemented, concretely, into their real world business practice.
SPS Real World
The Future of Work
How do you prepare for jobs that have yet to be invented or entire industries that don’t yet exist? This is how: we put you in the real world.
A-List Industry Partners
Work directly with top executives from the hottest companies for 14 weeks and receive course credit. These courses build relationships and skills. This is why you came to NYU SPS.
Work in multidisciplinary teams to solve actual business problems in an experiential, flipped-classroom format. Viable student solutions get implemented in the real world. Welcome to 21st century professional education.
You in 2050
Your job will change. Your career will change. The world of work will change. You'll learn the skills you need by solving new problems in the real world, in real time. Real World gives you that durable and enduring professional edge.
Real World Courses
Summer 2023 Timeline
Application Opens: January 17, 2023
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
Application Decisions: Rolling*
Summer 2023 Registration Opens: February 13, 2023
Fall 2023 Timeline
Application Opens: April 3, 2023
Application Deadline: June 2, 2023
Application Decisions: Rolling*
Fall 2023 Registration Opens: April 24, 2023
- *Application decisions will be made on a rolling basis and will be posted to the application status portal. Please wait at least two weeks after submission before contacting us for a status update.
- All applications must be submitted through the application portal below by the deadline in order to be considered. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
- All applications must include a copy of an unofficial transcript downloaded from Albert, even if no credits have been earned yet.
- Once a decision is made, we will contact you with instructions on how to register using an access code. Students are admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. If accepted, your registration will be gauranteed.
- Due to high demand, students are only permitted to be waitlisted for ONE Real World section at a time. If a student is actively enrolled in ANY section of Real World, they cannot be waitlisted for another section.
- If you are accepted into Real World, you still have to wait until the official University registration period or your specific registration window opens. You will not be able to register before this.
Real World Prudential Center Course Challenges Students to Find Solutions for Business Problems
Owner of Iconic Montauk Hotel Praises NYU Real World
Real World Dean Receives 2019 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award
AXIOS: Real World Dean Joins Chorus Questioning College Majors
AXIOS Calls NYU SPS Real World “the future”
Instagram Real World: NYU “Cool Course” January 2019
New York Jets Real World: NYU "Cool Course" December 2018
Higher Ed Mag evolllution Q&A: Real World Assistant Dean David Hollander
For More Information Email SPS Real World
SPS Real World Office
7 East 12th Street