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 2022 Best College Rankings, FAMU is the number 1 public historically Black college and university (HBCU) for the fourth year in a row. FAMU ranked number 103 among Top Public Universities, up from number 117 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!



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

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Student Spotlight Follow-up

Recently, Caleb was featured this morning on CBS News Chicago, where he discussed his Grammy Awards experience, aspirations, music, and the impact of the scholarship. You can watch the feature above or view an Instagram event video recap.

FAMU SBI Junior Mr. Caleb Wilkerson. A Chicago native transferring from Indiana University, Caleb is pursuing a major in Business Administration and a minor in Music Industry Studies here at FAMU.

The Recording Academy's Black Music Collective (BMC) and Amazon Music have selected Caleb as the recipient of the prestigious "Your Future Is Now" scholarship. This scholarship, designed for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), provides a unique opportunity for Caleb to learn and explore all facets of the music industry. More>>

See the initial annoucement below.


SBI Alumni Town Hall
View the SBI Alumni Town Hall Presentation >>


MichaelBloomberg and JaedenPatterson

Student Spotlight 

The world of finance is a fast-moving and competitive arena where standing out from other players requires a unique combination of strategy, dedication and a deep understanding of the markets. Florida A&M University transfer student Jaeden Patterson, a fourth-year business administration major, recently demonstrated all of these qualities, emerging in first-place in the Bloomberg HBCU Environmental, Social, Governance Trading challenge. More >>


YFIN Caleb Wilkerson

Student Spotlight 

The Black Music Collective and Amazon Music have announced the recipients of the 2023 "Your Future Is Now” scholarship program, and Caleb Wilkerson has won a $10,000 scholarship. Caleb Wilkerson is in his third year of matriculation as a candidate for a professional MBA at the School of Business. More >>


SBI PGIM Team 2023

Student Spotlight 

On March 31, 2023, SBI students competed in the PGIM Fixed Income Case Competition at PGIM headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, in front of senior managers. The FAMU SBI scholars emerged victorious while being lauded by the PGIM observers for being confident and well-spoken. The FAMU SBI scholars were Aunjoli Myers, Donovan Bryant, Jazmine Hughes, and Timiah Sinclair. Dr. March-Dallas served as the team’s faculty advisor.

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.




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!


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