Meet the NYU School of Professional Studies
The school where academic experiences lead to professional successes
NYU was founded to be “metropolitan in character, democratic in spirit,” and responsive to the needs of New York City’s rapidly evolving population. Today, these themes remain at the core of NYU. And they have led the University to develop 10 distinct undergraduate schools and colleges in New York City, degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, and 12 additional academic centers and programs in cities around the world. NYU’s urban spirit is fundamental to the student experience. For example, professors are experts in their fields and are tapped into local networks; courses take advantage of the opportunities and interact with the city culture; and internships are right around the corner. This is especially true at the NYU School of Professional Studies (SPS).
Located in the heart of New York City for nearly 90 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies offers a career-focused education that is second to none. With undergraduate programs in Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management; Sport Management; and Real Estate; among other degrees, SPS students learn applied industry practices with an emphasis on global perspectives and innovation in their fields.
Unsurpassed Learning and Networking Opportunities
There’s no better place to prepare for a career in hospitality and travel, sport management, or real estate than SPS. For starters, New York City draws over 60 million visitors annually. The metro area has 12 major sports franchises. Leading real estate investing, management, and development firms are blocks away from campus. And you’ll be in the center of it all. What’s more, you’ll make invaluable connections in the classroom and on field trips. Off-site lectures, professional internships, and the acclaimed events held at the School of Professional Studies, which are among the industries’ largest and most prestigious conferences, are part of the experience, too.
As an SPS student, you’ll learn about industry innovation as it happens from those who are paving the way. SPS faculty are sought-after global authorities and accomplished professionals. What’s more, SPS faculty are active and well-connected in their fields. Between your instructors, the School of Professional Studies’ Wasserman Career Center, and an impressive alumni network, you can meet impressive contacts. Notable contacts work at places like ESPN, Google Travel, Madison Square Garden, Goldman Sachs, Major League Baseball, and Marriott International. By the time you graduate, you’ll have interacted with employees of many of the biggest names in your industry.
Three Professionally Focused Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management
Explore the hospitality field in a city known for first-rate accommodations and attractions at the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality. You’ll choose from six possible program concentrations. And graduate with no less than 600 hours of practical experience.
Learn the essentials of public relations, revenue generation, law, marketing, and finance in the global sports industry at the SPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport. Outside the classroom you can visit and intern at major venues, media outlets, sports leagues, and sport marketing companies.
Study real estate trends, finance, law, economics, market analysis, and asset and portfolio management in a top-ranked program at the School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate. Tour projects at all stages of development, and gain experience with premier firms in the real estate capital of the world.
Academic Programs Built to Gain Professional Experiences
Internships for Course Credit
As early as your first year, you can complete a career-accelerating internship for credit toward your degree. Many internships evolve into permanent jobs for our graduates.
SPS Real World Courses
In the Real World courses at SPS, you’ll consult with organizations like Fox Sports or the Grammy Museum on a real problem they’re experiencing. Working in a multidisciplinary student team, you’ll develop and pitch a solution they could implement into their business.
Global Field Intensives
Want to study global sport in Madrid or culinary tourism and events in Italy? Take a Global Field Intensive. First, you’ll develop a research goal with input from your professors. Then, you’ll work with local institutions and private organizations to accomplish your plan.
Alumni Who Make an Impact
Meet a few recent School of Professional Studies graduates who are already making a name for themselves:
Matthew Gaeta (Sport Management, Class of 2017) became one of the youngest people to pass the Major League Baseball Players Association Agent Certification Exam at age 21. Today, he is CEO of Gaeta Sports Management and the sole agent of over 80 professional baseball players.
Amy Zhou (Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management, Class of 2014) is director of operations and partner at the Michelin-starred Cote Korean Steakhouse in New York City and Miami. She is the cofounder of Wine Empowered, which provides free wine education to women and historically marginalized people in hospitality.
Yin Huang (Real Estate, Class of 2020) interned for the Forbes Real Estate Investor Newsletter and Invesco, an investment management firm, while studying at NYU. In addition, he cofounded the NYU Asian Real Estate Association. Now he’s a real estate investing analyst for Morgan Stanley in his home country, China.