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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.

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.



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.



Defense of Dissertation in Logistics, Weimu You, M.Sc.

The title of the dissertation is: “Trends and Shifts in Global Sourcing and Manufacturing Patterns - The changing roles of Chinese and African firms in global value chains”.

Defence of Dissertation in Economics, Oskari Harjunen, M.Sc. (Econ.)

The title of the dissertation is “Essays in urban economics and housing market capitalization".
Aalto EIT Services
Conferences and workshops

EIT RawMaterials Proposal Days in Stockholm - 15 Jan 2019

An opportunity to meet EIT RawMaterials staff face to face and discuss your project proposal.
Aalto EIT Services
Conferences and workshops

Climate Innovation networking workshop

Climate-KIC is organizing an ideation workshops with Nordic partners to find partners who share a same thematic interest:
1. Circular Economy in Basic Materials, focuses on finding solutions to accelerate systemic change on circularity of plastics, metals and cement
2. Policy and Organisational Innovations for Urban Transitions, seeks innovations that support organizational transitions towards a low-carbon society

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