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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Faculty

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Research

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Seminars & Events

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Impact

See how Department of Accounting engages actively in societal discussion.

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Events

Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.
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Information sessions, Networking

US alumni get-together at FinnFest 2024

Join us for this first-of-its-kind get-together of Aalto University and University of Helsinki at FinnFest 2024!
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.

News

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Cooperation, Studies Published:

Student project helped Deloitte capture ESG performance in company valuation

The final model developed by the students concentrated on the risk and opportunity analysis of sustainability-related topics  
Anne Sunikka, Anton Sigfrids and Pekka Marttinen
Campus, Research & Art Published:

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 gathered open science experts from all over Finland

Over 90 participants attended in person and 90 listened in Zoom a range of presentations on artificial intelligence, legal and security issues and data management, alongside the latest news on open science activities in Finland. The event was organised by Aalto University, VTT and Open Science Coordination in Finland.
Assistant Professor Bianca Beyer
Awards and Recognition Published:

Assistant Professor Bianca Beyer receives the prestigious 2024 American Accounting Association Award

Bianca Beyer and co-authors are the recipients of the 2024 AAA-AACSB-RRBM Award for Research Impacting Societal Challenges for their paper “How Does Carbon Footprint Information Affect Consumer Choice? A Field Experiment”.
Moritz Scherleitner, School of Business
Appointments Published:

Assistant Professor Moritz Scherleitner appointed member of the Young Academy Finland

The members of the multidisciplinary Academy Young Finland aim to promote science and strengthen the role of science in society

For Students Interested in Accounting

Both our Bachelor’s and Master’sprogrammes 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 3–17 January 2024 for studies starting in autumn 2024.

Admission Services
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Accounting, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

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

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

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