Michigan State University Broad College of Business Full-Time MBA Class of 2016 students leveraged opportunities to interact with global companies and enjoy activities during a European study abroad in May. Here, they share what they picked up along the way.

Full-Time MBA students at AC Milan soccer match.On the Monday following the match, we visited the AC Milan headquarters and were able to hear from Antonio Marchesi, who is on the board of directors.We were the visitors of AC Milan, which was playing against AS Roma in futbol. Prior to the game, everyone purchased new red and black AC Milan jerseys to cheer on the team and take in the atmosphere. AC Milan plays at San Siro stadium, which can hold up to 80,000 people. The atmosphere was electric as AC Milan pulled out a thrilling 2-1 victory.

AC Milan is one of the most successful and recognized clubs in the world. They are in the process of building a new stadium, which is a major transition for the team and will require a large investment.

They granted us the opportunity to present our SWOT analysis and ask questions. Mr. Marchesi was very candid and open to agreeing and disagreeing with some of our points.


—Adapted from Matthew Thompson