The audience seated inside NJPAC during a convocation ceremony

Graduate Programs - Newark and New Brunswick

2019 Convocation

Date: May 24, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm (Graduates must check in at 2:00 pm at 1 Washington Park)

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark

Keynote Speaker:

William Federici

William J. Federici
Retired Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer for
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Rutgers University–Newark proudly welcomes Rutgers alumnus William J. Federici as keynote speaker for the 2019 Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick graduate convocation. Federici is the retired senior vice president and chief financial officer of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (West), a U.S. corporation traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. He joined West in 2003 as chief financial officer after more than 20 years in public accounting, primarily serving the pharmaceutical industry. Federici retired from West in 2018.

Federici holds a bachelor of arts in economics and a master of business administration in professional accounting from Rutgers University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Federici is a member of the Board of Directors of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical corporation in the U.S., and has served as chair of the Audit Committee since 2015. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a Finance Committee member of Fox Chase Cancer Center, since 2015.

Federici and his wife Susan have been married for 35 years, have two sons, and reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Ceremony

This will be a combined ceremony for graduates in the following programs:

  • MBA (Full-Time, Part-Time & Professional Accounting)
  • Executive MBA
  • International Executive MBA
  • MACCY – Financial Accounting
  • MACCY – Governmental Accounting
  • MACCY – Professional Accounting
  • MACCY – Taxation
  • MITA – Master of Information Technology and Analytics
  • MFinA – Master of Financial Analysis
  • MQF – Master of Quantitative Finance
  • MSCA - Master in Supply Chain Analytics
  • MSCM (Online program) – Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
  • Master in Business of Fashion
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Services Management

All RBS graduate students from all participating programs with earned degrees in October 2018, January 2019, and May 2019 will have their names called and will walk across the stage and be congratulated for their achievement.

Questions? Please contact your affiliate office of student services.

Graduation photos

A professional photographer from Island Photography will be taking photographs of each graduate as they are recognized during the ceremony. Within 48 hours after commencement, you will be emailed a secure link and a PIN to view and order your photos. You can also register the email addresses of your friends and relatives so that they will receive a direct link to your proofs by visiting the website below:

Application for diploma

All students must complete the Online Diploma Application by the deadlines provided below. Degrees are conferred by the University upon recommendation of the faculty. There are three certification periods and only one joint convocation ceremony each year in May. The deadline for submission of your online diploma application form and manual degree completeness form is as follows:

Graduate programs if you plan to graduate:

  • October: Deadline is August 1st
  • January: Deadline is November 1st
  • May: Deadline is March 1st

You are responsible for checking your degree requirements.

How to Order Your Regalia

Order Your Regalia online by March 20th
All graduate business students will wear the same regalia. Please see image below.
It’s a five piece package, please ensure you have all 5 pieces before you leave the store when picking up regalia.
A black cap and gown with a gold collar and red scarf
When you click on Order Now, please note, The Graduate Convocation Ceremony will be held on May 24, 2019.
If you are a Newark MBA or Specialty Master student, place your order at the link below.
(Select the “Master Degree” link first, then use the dropdown menu to find “Business Graduate Programs”)

Order Now

You may begin picking up your regalia April 22nd at the bookstore you selected to place your order.
Location Barnes & Noble at Rutgers, Hahne’s Building
42 Halsey St., Newark, New Jersey 07102
Store Hours Monday -Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm;
Friday 9:00am-8:00pm;
Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm;
Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
Contact Store Manager – Wilda Silva, sm409@bncollege.com – 848-445-2200
If you are New Brunswick MBA or Specialty Master student, place your order at the link below.
(Select the “Master Degree” link first, then use the dropdown menu to find “Business Graduate Programs”)

Order Now

If a graduation date appears, other than May 24, 2019 for Business Graduate Programs, please ignore.

You may begin picking up your regalia April 22nd to May 13th at the bookstore you selected to place your order.
Location Barnes & Noble Bookstore , 100 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Store Hours Monday – Friday, 9:00-9:00pm;
Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm;
Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm
Contact 732-246-8448; (“0” for the Operator)