Department of Accounting & Business Law

The leading Accounting and Business Law department in the Nordic Region

The Department of Accounting & Business Law is the leading Accounting and Business Law department in Finland. Our department consists of both Finnish and international faculty having expertise in different areas of Accounting and Business law. Our research covers a broad range of industry-relevant issues and is regularly published in the top Accounting, Finance, Management, and Business Law outlets. Our ongoing research explores the impact of Digitalisation, Sustainability, and Inclusivity initiatives on Accounting, Auditing and Compliance activities in firms. Our faculty members take socially relevant roles supporting political decision-making, advising businesses, and steering firms' strategies.

Our department is very well networked both nationally and internationally. Our excellent seminar series covers both Management and Financial Accounting topics, attracting top researchers from all over the world. We have close tie-ups with leading businesses both for teaching and research purposes. Our faculty members regularly write opinion pieces for leading media houses in Finland. Some of the cutting edge research from our faculty members has been cited by international media reports. 

Theoretically advanced and practically valuable research enables us to provide industry-relevant education at both bachelors and masters levels. We regularly benchmark our bachelor and master level programmes against leading Nordic and European Accounting programmes. In our course and curricula design, we take input from our alumni and industry experts. We believe Accounting and Business law are essential parts of financially sound strategic solutions to often complex and ambiguous managerial challenges. Our degree programmes equip students with relevant skills enabling them to succeed in today's turbulent job markets.

 

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Faculty

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Research

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Seminars & Events

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Impact

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News

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School of Business alumni story: Iines Veistola

‘My current job offers me exactly the things that I enjoyed most in school too: I get to learn something new every day, study all kinds of phenomena and constantly challenge myself.’, says our alumna Iines Veistola.
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Students reported for PwC on the impacts of new EU legislation on Finnish platform companies

A project commissioned by PwC examined the impact of regulations on the business models of platform economy operators and their capabilities to use data.
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Clone of Clone of School of Business alumni story: Kati Ovaska

I would argue that there is no better start to your career than being an associate in audit practice says Kati Ovaska who has had multiple work opportunities within the company after graduation. EY encourages people to take the steering wheel of their career: 'Your career, it’s yours to build'.
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Dissertation: Auditing in the era of digital and policy uncertainties

The effects of auditor knowledge and client bargaining power on audit outcomes

For Students Interested in Accounting

Both our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes are the largest at the business school and regularly receive top ratings from the students. Our Ph.D. programme is well-funded and provides top quality education, research relevant training, great networking possibilities, close proximity to practices, and excellent supervision.

You can find an English-Finnish accounting dictionary for students here.

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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.

Admission Services
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Master's Programme in Accounting

The Master’s Programme in Accounting prepares students for producing and using financial and non-financial information to control and manage companies. Accounting, whether financial accounting or management accounting, is at the heart of every business and a critical part of planning and decision-making in companies. Accounting graduates possess invaluable and highly universal know-how for succeeding in different organisations across all industries and continents.

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

Study options
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Aalto Doctoral Programme in Business, Economics and Finance

Aalto Doctoral Programme in Business, Economics and Finance is a four-year, English-language doctoral programme with three specialization areas: Business, Economics and Finance.

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Contact information

Visiting address

Ekonominaukio 1, 3rd Floor, 02150 Espoo

Postal address

Department of Accounting
Aalto University School of Business
PO BOX 21210
FI-00076 AALTO
FINLAND

Department Administration

Head of the Department: Teemu Malmi
Secretary: Oskari Saimala

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