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School of Business and Industry
500 Gamble Street
One SBI Plaza, Room 105
Tallahassee, FL 32307-5200

Welcome to SBI!

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry (SBI), under the leadership of the founding dean, Dr. 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.   Tom Peters, in his bestselling book, A Passion for Excellence, described SBI as “the Marine corps of business schools: pride, poise, excellence!”... More > 

SBI Battle of the Decades

Announcements and Events

SBI Alumnus John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments and Chairman of Microsoft

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Mobley-Thompson Creativity and Innovation Summer Academy

Florida A&M University will be hosting the Inaugural Mobley-Thompson Creativity and Innovation Summer Academy. The program, sponsored by funding from the School of Business and Industry's Interdisciplinary Center for Creativity and Innovation (ICCI), is available for students in grades 3 through grades 12, and will consist of separate theme-based weeks designed to introduce students to various topics centered around technology and entrepreneurship.
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Errick D. Farmer


Faculty Spotlight: Errick D. Farmer

SBI faculty member Dr. Farmer has recently published “Factors That Influence African American Male Retention and Graduation: The Case of Gateway University, a Historically Black College and University” in the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.
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Nkenge Harmon Johnson

Alumni Showcase: Nkenge Harmon Johnson

The SBI Alumna Attorney Nkenge Harmon Johnson is the new chief executive officer of the Urban League of Portland.  "Harmon Johnson will be the fourth female CEO of Portland's Urban League, an African-American civil service group that offers community health, workforce and youth programs." Read More >>



Professor Charles L. Evans

What's New at SBI?

The newly renovated Bull & Bear Lounge dedicated in honor of Professor Charles L. Evans.

Bull and Bear Lounge

Alumni Spotlight: John W. Thompson

Congratulations to John W. Thompson, School of Business & Industry Alumni, who was honored with the Technology and Business Award at the BET Honors Award Show.

 John W. Thompson


Career Opportunity

Gulf Power
Community & Economic Development Director (Pensacola FL)

This position is responsible for directing the economic and community development activities and programs of the department, providing leadership to department personnel, interacting and exceeding the expectations of internal and external stakeholders and helping the company grow revenues by creating new jobs in strong communities.

Please follow up with recruiter Greg Young via email at GSYOUNG@SOUTHERNCO.COM or call (850) 444.6819.

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County of Wayne, Michigan Resolution

It is with great pleasure that we, the members of Wayne County Commission, recognize and bestow due honor upon the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry in Tallahassee, Florida, on the occasion of celebrating 40 years of Leadership and Legacy...  More >>


Career  Opportunity

Orlando Magic (Orlando, FL)
Premium Sales & Client Services: Client Relations/Customer Service

Position: Client Services Manager
Job Description: Deliver legendary, world-class service to season ticket holders while implementing short and long-term retention strategies that increase fan affinity and continue to strengthen the Orlando Magic brand. Responsible for effectively leading Client Services staff while assisting with implementing a results-oriented, year-round retention strategy that maximizes revenue.

All interested candidates visit orlandomagiccareers.com.


Ro' Shell Rosemond

Alumni Showcase: Ro' Shell Rosemond

SBI graduate, Ro' Shell Rosemond is a corporate professional with nearly a decade of procurement experience at several Fortune 500 companies.

Rosemond launched the Liquid Courage brand of lip lacquers and lip sticks to inspire courage in all women through beauty.  

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Dr. Atira Charles

Faculty Spotlight

FAMU professor selected to speak at Black Enterprises’ Women of Power Summit
By: Ameer Brown - Feb. 25, 2014

TALLAHASSEE--Dr. Atira Charles, Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business and Industry at FAMU, was selected as a highlight speaker at the 2014 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm. More >>


Alumni Spotlight

"TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- One of the top jobs at computer software giant Microsoft now belongs to a Florida A&M University graduate.
John W. Thompson, a 1971 graduate of FAMU, was named February 4 as independent chairman of Microsoft Corporation; a role previously held by company founder Bill Gates. Thompson first joined Microsoft's board in February 2012..."

February 5, 2014, Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, dean of FAMU's School of Business and Industry, appeared on WTXL ABC27 Sunrise to discuss the significance of SBIan John W. Thompson's selection as Microsoft's chairman.  More >>

John W. Thompson and Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud


SBI Alumni and Friends Annual Fund Campaign

Excellence at the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry is measured by our ability to transform students’ lives through our global business leader education program.   The curriculum and practicum at SBI gives our students the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their chosen professions, and additionally, strengthens their ability to think critically in order to contribute constructively and productively to 21st century society... More >>

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