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Business Consulting Internship Program in Milan, Italy

Program Overview

Want to really stand out from your peers when it comes time to look for a job? Make a huge difference upgrading your resume consulting in Milan this summer.

The abroad program is 9+ weeks long, including eight weeks of consulting work for an international client, a week summer break for travel, and overlapping coursework and cultural activities. Consulting projects will be guided by experienced consultants who will provide instruction on the purpose, method, and outcomes of formal consulting projects.

Travel will include some of the most famous attractions in Milan, such as the Duomo (Milan Cathedral), Castello Sforzesco, Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Technology, Piazza dei Mercanti, Ac Milan San Siro Stadium (home of AC Milan soccer), and more.  Potential visits to nearby attractions such as Lake Como, Bergamo, or Franciacota are also possible. Tours will be announced prior to departure from US and subject to change.

Objectives of the Program:

This 9+ week program provides hands-on work experience combined with a unique cultural experience. Students work in teams on a consulting project for a business client. Student teams will prepare a written report and make a formal presentation to the client with their proposed solutions/advice. Students solve real business problems through teamwork in an international setting under the direction and supervision of experienced consultants and Auburn HCoB faculty. All consulting work completed in English.

Academic Program & Requirements (6-12 Credit Hours Typical):

All courses are 3 credit hours. Program open to all business majors. Students with a 3.0 GPA and Senior standing at program start will be given priority.

Two Required Courses taken as part of program all students - 6 credits):

  1. Strategic Management - MNGT 4800 
  2. International Consulting - MNGT 4610 or Internship Course by Major - XXXX 3920/4920 

Electives Available Include:

  • Money and Banking - ECON 3200
  • International Marketing - MKTG 4400
  • Financial Markets & Institutions - FINC 3700
  • Project Management - SCMN 4970
  • International Business Operations -BUSI 3250

Elective Courses subject to change. See posted course list for course dates and format.

Please Note:

Requirements for Participation

Students must have completed MNGT 3100, MKTG 3310, and FINC 3610 No Later than SPRING 2020 to participate.


Important Dates/Calendar

October 18, 2019

Application review period begins. Space is limited. Deposit required to reserve spot ($1000).

December 31, 2019

Last day to drop without financial penalty. After this date, $1000 deposit is forfeit.

January 9, 2020

(e-bill posted date)


February 7

(e-bill due date)

First payment for ½ of remaining program fees ($3989.50). After Feb 7 half fees plus deposit forfeited if withdrawal.

February 28

Final Application Date

March 12

(e-bill posted date)


April 10

(e-bill due date)

Second payment for ½ of remaining program fees ($3989.50). After Apr. 10 all fees plus deposit forfeited if withdrawal.


Final Consulting Interviews



Completed application due to ItaliaConnect and Auburn Office of International Education

April 16 (tentative)

Auburn Study Abroad Fee due to Bursar ($691)

May 8-10

Consulting Boot Camp at AU

May 11 - 15

MNGT 4800 course taken on campus at Auburn. Required for all students.

May 20

Leave USA, arrive Milan May 21 (overnight flight from US)

May 21 – 24

Orientation & Milan tours with faculty Director

May 25 – June 19 Consulting Internship Work
June 20 - 28 Summer Break for travel
June 29- July 24 Consulting Internship Work
July 25 Leave Milan / arrive USA
August (tentative) HCoB Professional Fee due ($150)


Program Fees: $8,979

Program fees include AU coursework credit hours (6-12 typical), consulting placement, housing in Milan for the duration of the program, Milan transportation pass for duration of the program, cultural and professional programs, a walking tour of Milan, welcome and farewell receptions, trip cancellation insurance, and emergency evacuation insurance (does not replace major medical).

Estimated Additional Costs: $3,619 (not included in program fees)

Estimated additional costs (not in program fees) include: airfare to Milan and return, most meals, passport and visa if needed, optional tours and entrance fees to some sights, Auburn Abroad fee ($691) and HCoB Professional fee ($150) for HCoB majors.

Passport and Visa Requirements:

Students will be required to have a valid Passport, good for 1 year after they return to the US after their program (passport must be valid through at least July 25, 2021) and meet any additional Italian immigration regulations. Note: Currently, Italy does not have any visa or special requirements for US citizens. We will apprise you if requirements change for US citizens. International students will be responsible for determining and meeting any Italian immigration rules applicable to their specific situation. Contact Auburn Abroad for more information.

Living Arrangements/ Housing/ Meals/ Transportation:

Housing in Milan is in professionally managed student apartments located in central, safe neighborhoods. Student apartments typically include roommates (student can request roommates) and shared facilities. Apartments typically include laundry facilities, kitchen, and Internet. Meals not included in program fee. Specific housing location and details will be provided prior to departure from U.S.

Program Dates: 

May 20, 2020 (leave USA to arrive Milan May 21) – July 25, 2020 (return to USA).

Program is limited so APPLY NOW.

**Program details subject to change.


Dr. Dan Padgett
Harbert College of Business
Associate Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing

OFFICE: 250 Lowder Hall

Dr. Garry Adams
Harbert College of Business
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Department of Management

OFFICE: 412 Lowder Hall



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