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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 > 

Announcements and Events

SBI Battle of the Decades

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

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GLC 2016


In Loving Memory of Cynthia Karesh!


SBI Force

As an alumnus of a SBI Graduate Business program, you are a member of our community for a lifetime. This community thrives when alumni share their time and talent, and grow in return. To find out more about how you can stay informed of SBI activities and get involved, please fill out the form below to describe your areas of interest:

SBI Alumni... Re-engage with us! - Submit your contact information!


Jim Nevels and Dean Friday-Stroud

Hershey board chairman visits SBI

Jim Nevels, Hershey board chairman, visited with SBI and discussed Hershey's $1,000,000 endowed chair gift made on behalf of Dean Mobley.  He humbly admitted that he would not be the Hershey board chair without the legacy of Sybil Mobley. Read about the visit in the Tallahassee Democrat  >>



Terry Waters

Alumni Showcase: Terry Waters

SBI alumnus, Terry Waters was recently recognized with Deloitte's "Applause Award" for what the firm describes as his dedication and willingness to go the extra mile. Shortly after graduating, Terry joined Deloitte's Consulting practice as an IT-Auditor in August of 2015 and has consistently been recognized as a leader among his peers. When asked what lessons he learned during his time at the School of Business and Industry that he attributes his success to, he says it is "The importance of having a thirst for knowledge as well as being willing to go the extra mile, while not allowing any obstacle to deter you from what you set out to accomplish." Congratulations, Terry, on this impressive achievement!


Sybil Collins Mobley, Ph.D., Dean Emerita
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Business and Industry
October 14, 1925 – September 29, 2015




Student Luncheon Reception – Scholarships Awarded!!!

February 6, 2016  
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Click here for event information.


Media Sales Institute

Apply today to fast track your career in media sales!

Media Sales Institue

Open to fall 2015 and spring 2016 graduates. Click here for more details!



Interdisciplinary Center for Creativity and Innovation Announcements

October 22nd: FAMU App Challenge Info Session
Description: Do you have an idea for an app? FAMU's Division of Research in partnership with Domi Station, ICCI, FAMU SBI and the Office of Technology Transfer invite you to learn more about the upcoming FAMU App Challenge!
Come by the info session TODAY, Thursday, October 22nd to learn how you can win $2500 for your idea!
Location: Domi Station 914 Railroad Avenue
Time: 6pm
For Information: http://www.domistation.com

FAMU App Challenge

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October 30th: Deadline to apply for FAMU App Challenge
Location: Online at www.famuac3.com
Deadline Time: 11:59pm
Web: http://www.famuac3.com

November 6-8th: Actual App Challenge Event
Location: Domi Station 914 Railroad Avenue
Start Time: 4pm
For Information: http://www.domistation.com

December 1st: FAMU Entrepreneur's Day and Business Plan Competition
Description: FAMU Entrepreneur's Day is brought to you by the Interdisciplinary Center for Creativity and Innovation to celebrate student entrepreneurs and student business development. Sessions on how to secure investors, social media and internet marketing as well as registering a business will be lead by community thought leaders. A student business showcase and business plan pitch competition will round out the events. Food and refreshments will be served.
Location: SBI North G12
Time: 8a-6pm

FAMU Entrepreneur's Day and Business Plan Competition

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November 16th: Deadline to apply for FAMU Business Plan competition
Description: Submit your business plan idea for the chance to pitch to area experts for feedback, assistance and support as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey! The judging criteria is available: Business Plan Competition Rules & Judging Criteria
Location: via email to latanya.white@famu.edu
Time: 11:59pm
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November 16-22nd: Global Entrepreneurship Week
Description: Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
Location: Global, more information at http://us.gew.co




Southeast Distance Learning Conference
“Enhancing Access, Curriculum, and Relevance through Distance Learning Communities”
September 24 – 26, 2015
Tallahassee, Florida
For more information >>


Southeast Distance Learning Conference

Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud and Dr. Kelley Bolden Bailey on the WTXL Sunrise Show discussing the Southeast Distance Learning Conference. More >>

SDLC WTXL Interview


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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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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