IBA Graduation

IBA Graduation

Congratulations to the BSc IBA class of 2016! We hope you and your guests enjoyed the IBA Graduation Ceremony on Friday, 4 November, 2016 in the New Luxor Theater (Posthumalaan 1, 3072 AG Rotterdam).

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

    12:00  Check-in + ceremonial dressing - main entrance the New Luxor Theater graduates only
    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

    22:00  IBA Graduation Party (Please see the header 'IBA Graduation Party' below)

  • 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.

    We are very pleased to announce that you and your guests helped us to raise € 5.658 for the Friends of Sophia – a foundation that raises funds for the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam - during the IBA graduation ceremony.  The BA (Dutch-language Bedrijfskunde programme) graduates also raised € 5.122 so together the RSM BSc graduates and their guests raised € 10.780 which has been transferred in its entirety to the foundation. Thank you so much for helping us make such a wonderful contribution to Friends of Sophia! 

  • The IBA graduation ceremony was broadcast live by Open Webcast in the window below. Viewers tuned in from all over the world to watch the live webcast of the graduation ceremony; 1547 viewers from 37 countries to be exact.

    RSM IBA Graduation 2016
    RSM IBA Graduation 2016  
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  • Group photos and individual photos on podium were taken by a professional photographer.  You can view and download the photos (until 1 March 2017) taken by Roy Borghouts via this website.

  • Soon you will enter your RSM Alumni Network with more than 30,000 members in 100 countries across the world. It’s a thriving, growing, and lively community whose diverse members reflect the history and evolution of RSM’s business management programmes and alumni community. Please check out this website and watch the video to learn how you can stay involved.

  • RSM STAR has organized an IBA Graduation Party at Westelijk Handelsterrein (Van Vollenhovenstraat 15) which will be a great way to end (or start!) the evening. Doors will open at 22:00 and you are welcome to bring friends and family members. You can purchase your tickets (10 Euros per ticket) via the STAR webshop (no membership required).



  • 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.