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.

Real World

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

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.


Campus program

Schedule: Tuesdays, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Credits: 3-credit course

Ernst & Young

Campus program

Schedule:  Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Credits: 3-credit course

Ernst & Young

Campus program

Schedule: Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Credits: 3-credit course


Campus program

Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:20pm - 8:50pm
Credits: 3-credit course


Campus program

Schedule: Wednesdays, 6:20pm - 8:50pm
Credits: 3-credit course

Blink Fitness

Campus program

Schedule: Mondays, 6:20pm - 8:50pm
Credits: 3-credit course

Philadelphia 76ers

Campus program

Schedule: Wednesdays, 6:20pm - 8:50pm
Credits: 3-credit course

Step by Step Enrollment

Key Dates

Application Opens: October 19, 2021

Application Closes: January 10, 2022 (by 5pm ET)

Application Results Posted: On a rolling basis

Spring '22 Registration Opens: November 15, 2021

Real World Spring 2022 INFO SESSIONS  

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Who We Work With

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Jet Blue Logo
Porsche Logo
InStyle Logo
NY Jets Logo
Fox Sports Logo
MLB Players Association Logo
Instagram Logo
Montauk Hard Label Logo
Timberland Logo
CSM LeadDog Logo
Memory Hotel Logo
Lorum Ipsum
New Jersey Devils Logo
Chelsea Piers Logo
The Frick Collection logo
Lorum Ipsum
Ace Hotel Logo
Dallas Mavericks logo
NYCFC logo
New York Mets
Roc Nation
Samuel Adams
Creative Artists Agency
The Standard Hotel
NYU Athletics
Hewlett Packard
Prudential Center
Ernst & Young
Blink Fitness
Philadelphia 76ers Logo

Industry Testimonials

See Our 30 Second Commercial

Hot from interviews with past Real World students. The spot has been seen all over the world. In Real World, our students really do turn pro as soon as they enroll.

NYCFC-Real World

We taught high school students in radio/podcast skills. Guess what? They produced 10 minutes of content weekly on WNYC public radio. Very proud of this award-winning partnership with NYCFC, City of New York, WNYC.  

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New York Jets Real World: eSports Day

Our students created a gameday theme for the New York Jets which was so popular, the NFL cited it as a "best practice" in their internal league newsletter. NYU featured it as a "Cool Course" in January 2019.


January 7, 2022

Real World Prudential Center Course Challenges Students to Find Solutions for Business Problems

August 30, 2019

Owner of Iconic Montauk Hotel Praises NYU Real World

May 19, 2019

Real World Dean Receives 2019 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award

April 12, 2019

AXIOS: Real World Dean Joins Chorus Questioning College Majors

April 4, 2019

AXIOS Calls NYU SPS Real World “the future”

January 17, 2019

Instagram Real World: NYU “Cool Course” January 2019

November 24, 2018

New York Jets Real World: NYU "Cool Course" December 2018

November 19, 2018

Higher Ed Mag evolllution Q&A: Real World Assistant Dean David Hollander

Connect with Real World

For More Information Email SPS Real World

SPS Real World  Office
7 East 12th Street
4th Floor