Summer Programs—NYUSPS Summer College
Summer 2017 application is now closed.
The NYUSPS Summer College Program is a two-week course of study that combines the rigor of college-level work with the opportunity to live and learn in New York City. As a student enrolled in this program, you will be immersed in a unique summer academic experience and will focus your studies in one of three areas of interest—Data Analytics, Financial Management and Analysis or Urban Development, as seen through the lens of real estate, hospitality and tourism, and sports—three industries in which NYC leads in the marketplace.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn college credit and will reap the lasting benefits of participating in a stimulating learning environment, while collaborating with students from around the world, hearing their views and building your network.
Taught by industry experts, the interdisciplinary focus of each course will allow you to engage deeply in a subject area and apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-world challenges and problems through a credit project-based seminar. The program affords students the opportunity to build academic skills while experiencing college life and all that NYC has to offer by living in an NYU dorm (optional).
|Students in grade 11 and 12||Online application|
|Minimum GPA 3.0||Personal essay (500 words)|
|Open to international students||Official transcript|
International Students: May 1, 2017
Domestic Residential Students: July 1, 2017
Domestic Commuter Students: July 1, 2017
Session 1: July 10–21, 2017
Session 2: July 24–August 4, 2017
All courses meet Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m and consist of the following: morning lecture, afternoon industry focus, and one-hour project seminar.
Session 1: July 10–21, 2017
The ability to analyze data has become an integral part of the decision-making process in the real estate, hospitality, and sports industries, as well as in businesses across the spectrum. Why has this particular skill set become such a valuable professional asset to have in your portfolio? It is used in building teams and in gauging the value of athletes in professional sports, in identifying new opportunities in real estate development, as well as in the management of hotels and tourist attractions around the world. It also is a key factor in the way companies do business on a day-to-day basis as well as in their long-term planning. This course will explore the applications of data analytics as a critical tool for success that goes beyond the boardroom, the amusement park, and the playing field. Topics will include: an introduction of key principles; data analytics in action; advancements in technology; employment opportunities in data analytics; and the importance of data in making business decisions. Guest lectures by thought leaders in this emerging field will enrich the classroom learning experience by bringing course content to life through discussions involving the application of data analytics in real-world scenarios. Course Takeaways - An understanding of key concepts in data analytics - The ability to utilize basic techniques for analyzing small- and medium-size data sets - An understanding of the ways in which to integrate data analytics into the decision-making process - The ability to use data to identify key trends in real estate, hospitality, tourism, sports, and other industries - The skills to develop elementary mathematical models that are used to study a sports franchise or a company's performance
Elementary Principles in Financial Management and Analysis
Did you ever wonder how sports entities, hotels, and real estate properties manage their finances? How do they raise money to build stadiums, resorts, or office buildings? Who are the key employees involved in managing the overall financial health of their businesses? What types of jobs are available in financial management and analysis? If you are considering a career in this field, this course provides a comprehensive overview that delves deep into the critical areas which you must understand in order to be successful in this highly competitive, yet extremely lucrative profession. Topics will include: basic financial concepts, introduction to reading financial statements, an orientation to financial markets, and to the ways in which to raise and invest capital. As a student enrolled in this program, you will work on real-life case studies that will provide the opportunity to turn theories and concepts into concrete practice. On-site visits to well-known arenas, convention centers, and hotels across New York City will provide an insider's view to the exciting world of financial management and analysis. Course Takeaways - An understanding of the elementary functions of the financial markets - The ability to read financial statements - The skills to identify key standards in reporting requirements - The know-how to utilize calculations to make informed business decisions - An understanding of what it takes to raise capital in the real estate, hospitality, and sports industries
Session 2: July 24–August 4, 2017
Metropolitan cities like New York City are hubs of business, entertainment, innovation and creativity. To stay competitive and appealing, they need the appropriate infrastructure for people to live, work, and play. This course will look into how stadiums, hotels, attractions and real estate developments shape - and in some cases profoundly change - city neighborhoods. Students will explore the various opportunities, challenges and stakeholders associated with urban design and renewal, and will see their effect first hand through site visits and venue tours in some of New York City's most iconic locations. Site visits may include the Barclays Center, the High Line Hotel, the William Vale (Williamsburg), Hudson Yards and the New York Wheel (Staten Island). Students must also enroll in corequisite course Project Seminar (Urban Development: The Role of Real Estate, Tourism, and Sports). Course Takeaways: - An understanding of how real estate, sports, and tourism affect urban environments - The ability to assess the positive and negative impacts of urban development and regeneration on neighborhoods - A grasp of the critical processes required for urban design - The ability to identify the key trends in real estate, hospitality, tourism, and sports - The skills and knowledge to evaluate urban renewal initiatives
*Credit Disclaimer: To earn the program's four credits, you must successfully complete a course (three credits) in addition to the associated one-credit project seminar. Course enrollment, your final grade, and the number of credits you have earned will be recorded on an official, permanent New York University transcript. The academic credits awarded in the program can generally be applied toward undergraduate degree programs within the NYU School of Professional Studies. If you have specific questions regarding their transferability to other colleges within NYU or elsewhere, check with the specific college or university in which you are contemplating enrolling.