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
Alumni Showcase: Danielle McKinley
INROADS, Inc. announced it has selected SBI graduate Danielle McKinley as its new marketing communications manager. Danielle is tasked with bringing greater visibility to the organization through traditional and digital outreach. INROADS, the nation's largest source of salaried corporate internships, develops diverse, skilled talent to become Corporate America’s future leaders. More>>
SBI Alum News Story
SBI Alum, author, and motivational speaker Jemal Gibson has a powerful story which has attracted media attention. Growing up in an environment of gangs and drugs, Jemal Gibson, a Chicago native, survived to become a successful corporate pharmaceutical executive. Mr. Gibson has also published a book of his story called “Drugs My Curse My Savior.”
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Florida A&M University International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Accreditation
FAMU now offers a B.S. in Business Administration with a Program Major in Facilities Management through collaboration between the School of Business and Industry (SBI) and the School of Architecture (SOA). Given the growing emphasis in global commerce, this new program requires two internships, and leverages SBI’s Professional Leadership Development (PLD) model along with SOA’s design and technical expertise in the built environment world. The program received provisional accreditation by IFMA in October 2012 and is the only accredited facilities management degree program in the state of Florida and historically black college or university. Special thanks is extended to Dr. Roscoe Hightower and Professor Ronald Lumpkin for their leadership, dedication and professionalism in creating, implementing, and running this exceptional program that leads to rewarding careers for our graduates.
SBI Dominates Globe-Without-Borders Global Business Case Competition
The Globe-Without-Borders Global Business Case Competition is an annual case competition that brings together undergraduate business students to compete in a challenging business case
study. On September 21, 2012 two of our teams placed 1st and 2nd at Savannah State University with the supervision of their faculty advisor Professor Rashada Houston. More>>
New Fall and Spring Scholarship opportunities!
Welcome SBI students. The following School of Business and Industry (SBI) scholarships are available for SBI students for the 2012-2013 year (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013):
Daimler-Chrysler Corporation Corporate Finance Scholarship
Daimler-Chrysler Corporation Minority Women’s Scholarship
Florida Lottery/Scientific Games Scholarship
James Kozlowski of PepsiCo Award Scholarship
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Professional MBA Scholarship
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship
Financial Assistance Request application
Please complete the application on-line, print and submit by the deadline. More>>
BEEP Case Competition – 1st Place – SBI!!
The BEEP case team came in first place in Orlando on Friday, June 8th! The team members were Andrew Lucas, Asia McFarland, Najee Sanders, and Krystal Wilson. The other finalists were Claflin University and Fayetteville State University.
Team Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Collins
Alumni Showcase: Alfonso Cornish II
“SBI Superstar” on the move! Read about our own Alfonso Cornish II in the “Business Journal”. More>>
SBI Takes First Place!
Congratulations to Dr. Saundra Drumming and the Deloitte Case Competition Team:
Shayna Gunn, Bethany Holt, Brian Johnson, Wendy Neptune and Jean Laguere!!!
They won First Place in the National Deloitte Case Study Seminar in Dallas, TX, beating out Notre Dame, University of Miami (Ohio), University of Washington, University of Texas and Brigham Young!!
SBI Places 2nd in the OFC Business Plan Competition!!!
Congratulations to the SBI Business Plan team who placed second in the OFC Business Plan Competition!!! They also were awarded Outstanding Presentation! The competition included 23 HBCUs. The final results were:
1st place - Fayetteville State University
2nd place - Florida A & M University
3rd place - Tennessee State University
The team included: Antoinyce Eaton, Benjamin Evans, III, Omitope Taylor, and Scarlett Williams.
Team Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Collins
Alumni Showcase: Peter W. Washington
As of February 7, 2012 SBI is pleased to announce the promotion of Peter W. Washington to the position of Vice President from Senior Associate. Jeff Pfeffer, Managing Partner of CapX Partners, states, “Peter is ready to take on the next phase of his career. CapX is excited to have someone with sound underwriting skills out in the market developing business.” More >
Alumni Showcase: Sonia Jackson Myles
SBI alum Sonia Jackson Myles' ebook "The Sister Accord: 51 Ways To Love Your Sister" is now available on iTunes!
The Sister Accord was born as a resolution presented 3 years ago to a group of women encouraging and inspiring them to have loving, positive relationships with each other. Mrs. Myles said “I had no idea that I had tapped into something that would resonate with so many people around the world! Today, girls and women, in many countries around the globe, are using the principles of The Sister Accord and igniting the power of Sisterhood in their lives. Word of Mouth and The Internet has enabled The Sister Accord to touch so many people in such a short period of time!”
The Revolution of LOVE has begun! Join the movement, buy the eBook (printed version will be available late March/early April) and spread the LOVE!!
Click on this iTunes link to see a sample of the book or to purchase: The Sister Accord
Alumni Showcase: Aaron Gray
We are pleased to announce that SBI Alum Aaron Gray has joined Global Payments as Director, Corporate Development and will help drive the domestic and international corporate development and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) initiatives for worldwide expansion and growth as of November 9 2011.
Prior to joining Global Payments, Aaron served as Manager, Strategic Business Development/Corporate Strategy for The Home Depot. He executed extensive research on market trends to identify key issues and their impact on core business strategies as well as provided analyses and recommendations on strategic business and operational initiatives to the executive leadership team.
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SBI Video Tour
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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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SBI illumination – SBI’s Newsletter
Volume1, Issue 1 – October 23, 2009 (pdf)
Volume2, Issue 1 – January 1, 2011 (pdf)
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