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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

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

Emmanuel Emerson

Student Spotlight

SBIan Emmanuel Emerson’s commitment to academic excellence and community service is paying off – literally. Today, Emerson was named the fourth of five FAMU students to receive the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholarship during the month of January.  More>>




Career  Opportunity

Florida  A&M University Federal Credit Union - Tallahassee, FL

Region: Florida - North
Position Open: CEO/President
Closing Date: 02/28/2014
Type: Management
Job Description: Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union, a $21 million credit union located in Tallahassee, FL is seeking a new CEO/President to lead the credit union into the future. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors,  the new CEO should have substantial experience in a leadership role in a financial institution, preferably in a credit union, strong finance and accounting expertise and  experience managing a financial services operation. Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or related field is required. Please submit resumes to anita.fumaria@myleverage.com.

Contact  Name:  Anita Fumaria
Contact Title: Director, HR Services, Leverage
Email: anita.fumaria@myleverage.com
Phone: 850-519-0692
Fax: 850-558-1141


Douglas Parker

Student Spotlight

SBI’ian Douglas “Trey” Parker recently published his book “The Tea”.  The book’s underlying message highlights the importance of embracing adversity and overcoming all obstacles that life presents.

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Fsu newspaper article



FAMU Named An ‘Online College in Florida That Wins on Affordability’ by AC Online

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. FAMU has been listed as an "Online Colleges in Florida That Win on Affordability" by the website AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online). FAMU was ranked No. 16 on the list of 53 institutions.

“This accomplishment is just phenomenal,” said Franzetta Fitz, FAMU director of Instructional Technology.  “To receive such an honor within the two years that our online program has been in existence is quite admirable.”

Affordable Colleges Online helps students find affordable college options and provides information about financial aid and college rankings. Read the full article >>


SBI Video Tour

Join us and you will see why graduates leave SBI confident, connected to life-long networks, and feeling empowered to set new standards wherever they decide to take their talents. 
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SBI Video Tour


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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