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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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Dr. Roscoe Hightower

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Roscoe Hightower

An interview between Dr. Hightower and Mike Petrusky with Kayrell Connections was published January 16, 2018 on The Facilities Management Innovator Podcast; Higher Education Programs in Facilities Management and Marketing is the subject of discussion. Hear More >>


Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stourd

FAMU SBI Dean Friday-Stroud Appointed Interim VP of Advancement, Cotton Announces Resignation

Vice President of University Advancement George Cotton has resigned his position, effective today, January 5, 2018. Cotton also served as executive director of the FAMU Foundation.

President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., has appointed School of Business and Industry Dean Shawnta Friday-Stroud as interim vice president of University Advancement. The FAMU alumna has served as the permanent dean of FAMU’s nationally recognized business school since February 2010. Additionally, she served as one of the co-chairs of the Strategic Planning Workgroup that helped develop the University’s five-year strategic plan, “FAMU Rising.”

Friday-Stroud earned her bachelor's degree and master’s degree in business administration from SBI and a doctoral degree in business administration from Florida International University. Hudson Nwakanma, Ph.D., chair of SBI’s Department of Management and Marketing will serve as SBI’s interim dean during the transition.


Livi S. Grant

FAMU School of Business and Industry Freshmen earns Coveted internship with U.S Open

Current Florida A&M University (FAMU) student, Livi S. Grant, was recently featured in the Golfer's Digest. She attributes her successes to behavioral skills learned in the Professional Leadership Development classes taken in FAMU's School of Business and Industry. These skills played a key factor in her ability to effectively network and secure her first internship experience.

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Peter Washington

Alumni Showcase: Peter Washington

Peter Washington, an SBI graduate was promoted to Director, and will be managing transaction underwriting and portfolio management as a result of his hard work and dedication. Read More >>

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Sonia Jackson Myles

Alumni Showcase: Sonia Jackson Myles

Congratulations Ms. Jackson Myles on being recognized as a 2017 YWCA Greater Cincinnati Career Women of Achievement! Eight women in the Cincinnati-area women have been selected for their outstanding leadership, vision, exceptional community contributions and renowned professional success.  Read More >>



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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Media Sales Institute

Apply today to fast track your career in media sales!

Media Sales Institue

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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... More >>

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