IBA Graduation

IBA Graduation

This page is dedicated to our graduating BSc IBA class of 2017! This year, the IBA Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, 17 November, 2017 in the New Luxor Theater (Posthumalaan 1, 3072 AG Rotterdam.

Click on the image below to view the official invitation.

  • Here’s a schedule of the day’s events:

    12:00  Check-in + ceremonial dressing - main entrance the New Luxor Theater, graduates only (please don't be late!)
    12:30  Group pictures graduates only
    13:00  Forming of line-up (rehearsal) graduates only
    13:45  Doors open for guests (check-in / ticket pick-up)
    14:00  Opening reception for family and other guests
    14:15  Group photo moment for family and friends
    14:40  Guests enter the theater, graduates line up for grand entrance
    15:00  Official opening of the ceremony
    17:30  Cocktail reception
    18:30  End of reception

  • We have chosen to raise funds during the graduation event for Vrienden van het Sophia (Friends of Sophia), a foundation of Erasmus MC - Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam. Drink tokens will be sold for the reception immediately following the graduation ceremony. Each token will cost 2 euros (soda, beer, and wine will cost 1 token and prosecco 2 tokens). Small snacks and appetizers will be provided during the reception. All proceeds from the drink token sales will go to Vrienden van Sophia.


  • Group photos and individual photos on podium were taken by professional photographer Roy Borghouts.  You can view and download these group photos and individual portrait photos via RSM's Flickr page.


  • RSM STAR has organized an IBA Graduation Party at Club NORA (Coolsingel 18) which will be a great way to end (or start!) the evening. Doors will open at 21:00 and you are welcome to bring friends and family members. You can purchase your tickets (7,50 Euros per ticket) via the STAR webshop


  • Is there a dress code for the graduation ceremony?

    You will all be wearing caps and gowns for the ceremony (which you will receive from us when you check in), but it is important to know that the gowns are not floor length.  That means that your pants and shoes will show! There is no formal dress code, but given the important nature of the event, dressy attire is always welcome. 

    Please note: the gowns have to be returned after the ceremony when you pick up your coat at the coat check. You may keep the cap & tassel.

    Will a photographer be present?

    Group pictures will be taken by a professional photographer starting at 12:30, so it’s important that you check-in on time! Individual photos on podium will also be taken.  You will receive a link to the photos a few weeks after the ceremony.

  • Graduates who are in need of additional information are advised to contact Chantal de Groot (Programme Manager IBA) or Stella Li (Assistant Programme Manager IBA) via ibapm@rsm.nl.

The IBA graduation ceremony was broadcast live by Open Webcast in the window below