Department of Accounting

Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting is one of the leading research faculties in the Nordic region. We conduct high quality research on a variety of Accounting and Business Law topics and our faculty members take societally relevant roles supporting political decision making, advising businesses and governing companies. Our researchers engage actively in societal discussion. Theoretically advanced and practically valuable research enables us to provide state-of-the-art teaching.

Department of Accounting: Unto Rautio


At the Department of Accounting, we conduct high quality research on a variety of topics. Our research is published in top peer-reviewed journals and books. Regular research seminars and events give our faculty the opportunity to interact and network with international visitors and the business world.

We believe accounting and business law is an essential part of financially sound, workable solutions to often complex managerial challenges. The emphasis of our research is on financial statement analysis and auditing, performance measurement and management control and applying methods of both legal science and business economics. We host research groups for auditing and healthcare productivity.

Audit Research Group

Audit Research Group conducts research on cross-disciplinary aspects of auditing and collaborates actively with other universities and industry.


Healthcare Productivity Group

We are a dynamic research group focusing on top publications in management accounting, health economics and medical journals.

Research Department of Finance


Our department regularly publishes in top, international, peer-reviewed outlets.


Societal impact

Department of Accounting engages actively in societal discussion.

Töölö päärakennus


Meet our international faculty!

Contact information

Visiting address

Runeberginkatu 22-24, Helsinki
Chydenia Building, 3rd floor

Postal address

Aalto University School of Business
Department of Accounting
P.O Box 21220, 00076 Aalto

Department Administration

Head of the Department: Professor Seppo Ikäheimo
Secretary: Oskari Saimala


Please email [email protected] for your questions regarding admissions to Bachelor's and Master's programs in Accounting and [email protected] for questions regarding Doctoral program in Accounting. Please email [email protected] for further information and for all administrative affairs.




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