Department of Accounting & Business Law

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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 with both Finnish and international faculty from a variety of backgrounds. Our research is regularly published in the top Accounting, Finance, Management, and Business Law outlets. We are well networked both nationally and internationally with regular research visits from prestigious universities and close ties to top businesses. Faculty members take societally relevant roles supporting political decision making, advising businesses and governing companies. We have high media visibility. Theoretically advanced and practically valuable research enables us to provide state-of-the-art teaching.

Our excellent seminar series covers both Management and Financial Accounting topics, attracting top researchers from all over the world.

"Accounting is the language of business"

- Warren Buffett

We believe accounting and business law are essential parts of financially sound, workable solutions to often complex and ambiguous managerial challenges. Our degree programs equip you with a skill set to succeed in today's often turbulent job market – and to help you, in the spirit of Warren Buffett, speak the language of today's businesses.

Department of Accounting and Business Law

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Meet our faculty!

Department of Accounting & Business Law
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Find out about our research and societal impact

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Seminars & Events

Explore our excellent and interesting seminars and events

Department of Accounting & Business Law


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School of Business gets high marks from its own students: “Our school helps create a better world”

Aalto University School of Business has reached the second-highest level in the international Positive Impact Rating (PIR) in which students evaluate the activities of their own school in sustainable development and responsibility.
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New research: Companies with LGBT-friendly policies perform better

LGBT‐friendly corporate policies enhance firm performance, according to new research from the School of Business and the University of Vaasa.
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The annual Sustainability Reporting Awards Finland is now open for entries

Success in the competition is a hallmark of reporting quality.
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Emma-Riikka Myllymäki: Why company reporting needs to be excellent

By producing high-quality reports on both their business and sustainability impacts, companies build trust and aid stakeholder decision-making.

For Students Interested in Accounting

Both our Bachelor’s and our Master’s programs are the largest at the business school and regularly receive top feedback. Our Ph.D. program is well-funded and provides top skills training, great networking possibilities, and excellent supervision.

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


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.

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

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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

Aalto University School of Business
Department of Accounting

PO Box 21210, 00076 AALTO

Department Administration

Head of the Department: Professor Teemu Malmi
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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At the School of Business we strive for better business and better society. We excel in education and research with a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with our partners.

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