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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.

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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



Bachelor's Admissions

Familiarise yourself with the application processes by selecting the field and degree level suitable for you. The bachelor’s degree is a lower university degree preceding the master’s degree studies. The master’s degree is a higher university degree.

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Master's Programme in Accounting

The Master’s Programme in Accounting gives you in-depth expertise in the production and use of financial information. Accounting is in the heart of businesses, and a critical part of financially sound, workable solutions to often complex and ambiguous managerial challenges. The programme gives you the opportunity to learn invaluable tools for succeeding in the often turbulent contemporary organisations.

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Yritysjuridiikan maisteriohjelma

The Master´s Programe in Business Law is taught in Finnish.
For more information visit our Finnish web site.

Aalto-yliopisto Kauppakorkeakoulu / Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Aalto Doctoral Programme in Business, Economics and Finance

The degrees that can be completed on the Aalto University Doctoral Programme in Economics are Doctor of Science, Economics and Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy and Licentiate in Science, Economics and Business Administration.


Meet our international faculty!

Contact information

Visiting address

Ekonominaukio 1, 3rd Floor, 02150 Espoo

Postal address

Aalto University School of Business
Department of Accounting

PO Box 21210, 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.



Studies Published:

Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors course - apply now

The course is a unique opportunity to work with your hands and to build an exhibition in a group with many talents - including science.
Kuvassa Tomi Seppälä, Jari Huikku ja Jouko Karjalainen
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Aalto University has excellent possibilities for multidisciplinary research cooperation

Business representatives interviewed for the article related to strategic investments were informed about the results shortly after the data collection.
Happy Capstone winners! Juha Vuopio (on the left), students Mikko Parttimaa and Emmi Palomäki, Aron Westergård, student Emilia Nyberg, Head of Dept. of Accounting, Professor Seppo Ikäheimo, student Jere Rignell, Prof. of Practice Olli-Pekka Lumijärvi and Satu Vartiainen. Photo: Prof. of Practice Jari Melgin, student Helena Roos absent.
Studies Published:

Finance shines in the cloud in the Capstone course

The study provided valuable and forward-looking insights into the unchartered territory of financial cloud
Honoured Published:

QS Ranking: Aalto places 140th in the world

Aalto is #1 in Finland with regard to relative number of research citations and employer reputation.


Kuvituskuva väitöstapahtumaan, Aalto-kynä ja tutkimuspaperi

Defence of Dissertation in Information Systems Science, Jussi Nykänen, M.Sc. (Econ.)

The title of Jussi Nykänen's dissertation is “Consumer Switching on Mobile Platforms”.
Kuvituskuva väitöstapahtumaan, Aalto-kynä ja tutkimuspaperi

Defence of Dissertation in Management Studies, Outi Vanharanta, M.Sc. (Econ.)

The title of Outi Vanharanta's dissertation is “Innovativeness contested – discrepancies between managerial ideals and employee identities”.
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Conferences and workshops

26th EurOMA Conference

Aalto University School of Business will host the 26th EurOMA conference on 17.-19.6.2019 in collaboration with Hanken School of Economics. The call for papers is open until 22.1.2019 at More information on the conference can be found at
APV Summer School 2018
Lectures and seminars

Aalto Ventures Program Summer Course - Creating Multidimensional Experiences

A three-week, 6 ECTS intensive course that has students creating experiences in international teams during Nordic summer. Registration open until 30/06/2019.

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