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School of Business and Industry Earns Accreditation
April 24, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Business and Industry has been granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Board of Commissioners.

“This is great news for the School of Business which has always been one of our signature programs,” said Interim President Larry Robinson.  “We are really excited about this opportunity to be associated with the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs.  This clearly shows that we have programs that meet specialized academic standards, which embrace the virtues of teaching excellence and ensure our students have the essentials to excel.  FAMU has always had an outstanding business school, this accreditation adds another layer of validation.”

The ACBSP is one of three major accrediting agencies for business schools and is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.

Shawnta Friday-Stroud, dean of the School of Business and Industry, was excited about the notification and said it was a team effort.

“This accomplishment is due to the great SBI team that included our faculty, staff, students, Board of Advisors and alumni,” said Friday-Stroud.  “This accreditation validates SBI’s delivery of and dedication to high-quality teaching, scholarship and service.”

Sidnie Patterson, who is earning her master’s in business, stated that she is happy to hear this news.

“I know that the faculty, staff and students all worked collectively to reach this achievement,” said Patterson. “I am happy that our business program is now one of the elite schools  to reach this milestone.”

FAMU was notified on Tuesday in an email and will receive the official notification letter in about three weeks.

About the School of Business and Industry
The School of Business and Industry (SBI), under the leadership of the founding dean, Sybil Collins Mobley, was established in 1974 to prepare talented students from around the nation and the world to not only survive, but to thrive in a competitive global market place.  Nearly four decades later, the outstanding record of SBI’s achievements is known worldwide, especially among corporate executives and recruiters who frequently visit SBI to observe and review its academic, professional development and internship programs as well as to recruit SBI students.

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