Department of Accounting & Business Law

The leading Accounting and Business Law department in the Nordic Region

The Department of Accounting & Business Law is Finland's leading Accounting and Business Law department. Our department consists of both Finnish and international faculty with expertise in Accounting and Business Law areas. 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, and international media reports have cited some of the cutting-edge research from our department. 

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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Accounting group, Heidi Kouvo

Faculty

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Research

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Seminars & Events

Explore our excellent and interesting seminars and events.

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Accounting Impact

Impact

See how Department of Accounting engages actively in societal discussion.

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News

Kuvasa näkyy Kauppakorkeakoulun päärakennus ulkoapäin kuvattuna, ja kuvan päällä on valkoinen teksti "tasa-arvo" mustalla pohjalla. Vasemmalta oikealle mennessä mustavalkoinen kuva muuttuu värilliseksi.
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Can women be leaders?

A column published in the business students' magazine Kylteri describes disdainful attitudes towards female students at the School of Business, even though Aalto has zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour. What is the situation regarding equality in the School of Business and how could it be improved?
Prodeko seminar Navigating Responsibility and Growth takes place on 6 May, 2022.
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How does an oil company make a green leap? Can the procurement community help Ukraine out of trouble? Welcome to the Prodeko seminar on responsible business on 6 May!

The theme of this year's Prodeko seminar is Navigating Responsibility and Growth, and speakers include Kaisa Hietala, Exxon Mobil's Board of Directors, and Sammeli Sammalkorpi, CEO of Sievo Oy.
Laskentatoimen opiskelijat Jake Jyväsjärvi ja Altti Laitinen
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Students investigated importance of recurring revenue streams in Alma Media's financial reporting

As a result, they produced a report on Recurring Revenue and Company Valuation
opiskelija ja professori, Kauppakorkeakoulu. Kuva: Roope Kiviranta
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Students developed a strategy implementation tool for NGO Startup Refugees

School of Business students also perform project work for non-commercial organisations

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 PhD programme is well-funded and provides top-quality education, research relevant training, great networking possibilities, in proximity to practices, and excellent supervision.

The English-Finnish accounting dictionary for students can be found here.

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Applying to Bachelor's Programmes

The application period for bachelor's programmes in English is 4–18 January 2023 for studies starting in autumn 2023.

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
School of Business Yritysjuridiikka

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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
Aalto-yliopisto Kauppakorkeakoulu / Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

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: Stina Mäkelä-Korhonen, [email protected]

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