School of Business and Industry


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!”

Hear directly from SBI’s dean, Shawnta Friday-Stroud, PhD!

FAMU is Number 1!

According to the U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best College Rankings, FAMU is the number 1 public historically Black college and university (HBCU). FAMU ranked number 117 among Top Public Universities, up from number 123 one year ago. Click here to read more!



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Prospective Student  

At SBI, you will find a special commitment to developing business leaders for the 21st Century.

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Student Career System


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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!

Ray Fregia Jr.
Alumni Spotlight: Ray Fregia Jr. Wins National Recognition for Community Service  and Industry Accomplishments
(New York, NY, November 8, 2021) – The nomination of Ray Fregia Jr., president and dealer principal at Courtesy Ford Lincoln in Danville, Illinois, for the 2022 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. More >>


Our Faculty & Leadership

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.”



SBI Mission & Vision Statements

SBI Mission

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:

  • Providing innovative academic, professional development and internship experiences in an enlightened, ethical and stimulating student-centered learning environment.
  • Developing, supporting and creating opportunities for a diverse qualified faculty and staff committed to “excellence with caring” through high-quality teaching, relevant intellectual contributions and meaningful service. 
  • Creating an environment in which shared governance, collegiality, openness, respect for others, and individual and mutual responsibility and accountability flourish.
  • Embracing the University’s historic mission of educating African Americans while recruiting students of all races and ethnic origins who have strong academic backgrounds and are committed to the pursuit of excellence.
  • Developing new—and expanding existing—creative partnerships with alumni, along with private and public stakeholders to maintain the relevance and currency of our academic programs.
  • Promoting an environment of continuous improvement by acquiring and developing the necessary human, physical, financial and technological resources to maintain our competitive edge.

SBI Vision

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).

See SBI For Yourself

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. 



School of Business and Industry

500 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310
(850) 599-3565
(850) 599-3533