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!”
Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry will continue with remote instruction for the Fall 2020 semester with remote and online classes due the COVID-19 pandemic. The School of Business and Industry’s (SBI) administration, faculty, and staff have put remote systems in place to get our students through the semester successfully. All SBI administrators, faculty, and staff may be contacted via their office numbers and email addresses, which can be found on the “Departments Faculty and Staff” link to left or by calling the main SBI Office at 850-599-3565 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. We continue to work to ensure that we all get through this together while upholding FAMU’s motto of "Excellence With Caring."
According to the U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best College Rankings, FAMU is the number 1 public historically Black college or university (HBCU). FAMU ranked number 117 among Top Public Universities, up from number 123 one year ago. Click here to read more!
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ALL • ACADEMIC ADVISING AND SUPPORT VIA TELECOMMUTE • SBI CHANGE OF MAJOR REQUEST • SBI PERMISSION CODE REQUEST • SBI OFFICIAL ABSENCE EXCUSE REQUEST • SBI COURSE WITHDRAW REQUEST • VIRTUAL ACCOUNTING TUTORING • VIRTUAL GENERAL TUTORING • TIPS FOR VIRTUAL COMMUNICATIONS •
CANVAS TRAINING • ZOOM TUTORIAL • OFFICE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES UPDATE AND RATTLER'S BIZLINK INSTRUCTIONS
SBI Alumnus John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments and Chairman of Microsoft
Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D., Dean
Successful SBI alumni are found in businesses and industries around the globe, along with professions ranging from law to teaching. They are found at every level of government, including local, state and federal governmental agencies. They are found in diverse entrepreneurial ventures. Wherever leadership is essential, multimillion-dollar deals are to be made and acts of service are to be rendered, SBI’s distinguished alumni, the SBI Force, is there!
Vital to SBI’s success is an extraordinary faculty, dedicated to the practical application of business disciplines and the creation of business and industry scholarship through research. They are driven to make their classrooms intense, interactive learning environments that will produce graduates who are critical thinkers and analytical problem solvers unafraid to challenge their potential and change the world. SBI’s outstanding administrative leadership team is comprised of its dean, associate dean, program directors, department chairs, and office support staff. SBI’s goal is “customer satisfaction.”
The Mission of the School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A&M University is to produce graduates capable of excelling as future leaders in global business, industry and commerce by:
The School of Business & Industry aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally as a preeminent center of excellence in business.
SBI Values Statement
We value a work and learning environment that is based on professionalism, responsibility, accountability, respect, trust, pride, ethics, integrity, caring, excellence, knowledge, research and service.
Since 2013, the SBI has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
We welcome our prospective students and their “VIPs” (very important parents), our longstanding and new corporate partners, our outstanding alumni and all other interested parties for an on-campus visit.