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!




Prospective Student  

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

Current Students  

Pride, Poise, Excellence!



SBI 360 VR Experiences

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Social Networks

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SBI Alumnus John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments and Chairman of Microsoft

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Global Leadership Conference


The Dean's Corner
Dr. Friday-Stroud, VP for University Advancement and Dean of SBI has been invited to The Crossman Conversation to talk about what sets Florida A&M University apart from other institutions of higher learning. Listen >>

Ray Fregia Jr.


USPS Direct Effect - Ambassador Program

FAMU is working with the USPS through the Direct Effect Ambassador Program. USPS serves 160 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. With more than 34,000 retail locations, 600,000 employees, and one of the most frequently visited websites in the federal government, the Postal Service delivers 48 percent of the world’s mail and has one of the world’s largest computer networks. View >> 



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!

Sylnovia Holt-Rabb

Alumni Spotlight: Sylnovia Holt-Rabb
"A Florida A&M University alumna that received both her Bachelor’s degree and MBA from the HBCU has been chosen to lead economic development for the city of Austin, Texas! " Read more from HBCU Buzz >>

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



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