School of Business and Industry
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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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IFMA Foundation Scholarship Application

Submission Deadline:
Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:59 pm

Who can apply:

  • High school senior
  • Students currently attending accredited degree program
  • Working student
  • Veteran
  • Degree seeking incumbent worker

How can I learn more about eligibility and download the IFMA Foundation Scholarship Application?

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Kenny Gardner

SBI Alumni Spotlight - Kenny Gardner

Kenny Gardner graduated from SBI in 2003 with a degree in Business Administration. "DaVita Kidney Care recently announced Kenny Gardner as its new chief people officer (CPO). Gardner has been with DaVita for nearly a decade and most recently served the company as a group vice president (GVP), overseeing field operations in the Southeast U.S." - Yahoo Finance Read More >>



Recent Supply Chain Management Graduate:

Emmanuel Blake Dawson, BS in Supply Chain Management


Emmanuel Dawson

“ I am a proud SBI Supply Chain Management Graduate!” - Emmanuel Blake Dawson




LaDray Brandan Gilbert

SBI Alumni Spotlight - LaDray Brandan Gilbert

LaDray Brandan Gilbert graduated from SBI in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration. He later went on to gain his law degree from the Florida A&M University, College of Law in 2008.

LaDray Brandan Gilbert serves many individuals and families in and around his native Marianna, providing as many as 300 hours of pro bono work each year... Read More >>



FAMU Graduate Students Win $28,000 In Hennessy Fellows Community Project Competition 

Three Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business & Industry graduate students (SBI), won $28,000 in a community project competition sponsored by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Hennessy. 

The Hennessy Fellows from FAMU’s School of Business and Industry are: (from left to right)

- Brianna Collins
- Jonathan Jones
- Jonas Laboo




SBI Alumni Spotlight – Shundrawn Thomas (Book Launch)

SBI Alumni Spotlight – Shundrawn Thomas

Discover Joy in Work: Transforming Your Occupation into Your Vocation

 You devote the majority of your waking hours to work. Yet research reveals today’s workers are working longer, more stressed and increasingly are disengaged in their work. “That’s why they call it work” is the familiar refrain, typifying a commonly accepted view that work is not meant to be enjoyed. What if one of the main purposes for work was pure, unadulterated joy? Whether you seek more enjoyment from your work, or you believe work isn’t supposed to be fun, Discover Joy In Work is the book for you. In this groundbreaking book, Shundrawn Thomas presents a refreshing perspective on work, one of the oldest and most important activities known to humankind. An experienced storyteller, he weaves together empirical research and practical wisdom to totally transform your perspective of work. Thomas accompanies you on the journey by sharing his personal discoveries and timely anecdotes. Consequently, the book is both instructive and a delightful read.


TMCF and Hennessy Select FAMU MBA Students as Inaugural Cohort of Hennessy Fellows

"Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Hennessy announced today, the selection of the inaugural cohort of the Hennessy Fellows. Three of the 10 hand-selected Hennessy Fellows are MBA graduate students from Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Business and Industry. The Fellows will spend a week in New York City for an intense professional and leadership development experience that will focus on specific competency areas such as leadership, communication, executive presence, accountability and influence, and business acumen. Hennessy executives, and industry leaders will provide interactive lectures, simulations, and executive coaching. "


The Hennessy Fellows from FAMU’s School of Business and Industry are: (from left to right)

- Brianna Collins
- Jonathan Jones
- Jonas Laboo



SBI Student Spotlight – Anderson Moore

SBI Economics student Anderson Moore has placed 1st in the HBCU National Stock Market Challenge. Mr. Moore's porfolio topped 465 other stduents who participated in the event.


SBI MuniMod

SBI Student Spotlight – Wycliff Fleurizard

We are so proud of our #FAMU Team that participated in the 2019 MuniMod Competition, hosted by the Florida League of Cities this weekend in Orlando. Our team that was made up of one SBI major, Wycliff Fleurizard; and one Computer and Information Sciences major, Amira Spann, took home the SECOND-PLACE prize of $5,000. We competed against the 13 other colleges and universities in Florida! This is the second straight year that FAMU has placed second in this competition.

Thanks also for the assistance provided from Freddie Triplett (CIS) and Keishon Smith (Engineering).


Student Spotlight: Emmanuel Dawson, Nalani Kelley-Marsh, Earl Perry, Livi Grant, Keishon Smith

Mogals in the Making - FAMU SBI Team

Big Sean announced the winners of Moguls in the Making, which went to the team at Florida A&M University. Five hundred applicants narrowed down to 10 University teams competed for the honor, in this Shark Tank like competition. The students were awarded internships at Ally Financial, a $5,000 scholarship each, and MacBook Air computers. More >>

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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:

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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...

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