Spring Semester 2010
Ira W. Bates, Ph.D.
Chair, Accounting and Finance Department
SBI 305-SW, 408-EW
M/W 12:30 pm
– 5:00 pm
SBI Mission Statement
The mission of the School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A&M University is to produce B.S.
and MBA graduates capable of excelling as future leaders in global business, industry, and commerce.
This is achieved 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 with strong academic backgrounds committed to the
pursuit of excellence.
Developing new, and expanding existing, creative partnerships with alumni, and 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
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.
SBI Vision Statement