Department of Accounting & Business Law

Accounting and Business Law department

The leading accounting and business law department in Finland.

The Department of Accounting and 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 is an essential part 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 international faculty!

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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


Espoo Ambassador 2019 -julkistustilaisuus, kuva Sebastian Pulliainen
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Professor Seppo Ikäheimo is the Espoo Ambassador 2019

According to professor, voluntary compensation becomes a way of contributing to sustainable development in conferences.
Kuvassa näkyy professori Lasse Niemi. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto.
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Auditing is about teamwork, but just one person can have a significant impact on its success

Recent research shows that the cognitive abilities of the auditor-in-charge affect the quality of the audits prepared by the team.
Emma-Riikka Myllymäki is Assistant Professor of Accounting in the School of Business. Photo: Outi Puukko
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Emma-Riikka Myllymäki: High quality reporting improves decision-making

The Assistant Professor of accounting encourages companies to develop their sustainability reporting.
Vero-oikeuden apulaisprofessori Tomi Viitala Amsterdamissa
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Tomi Viitala: I research subjects that have practical significance and are interesting to various audiences

This Assistant Professor of Tax Law constantly aims for steady improvement, both professionally and as an ultrarunner.

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 PhD program is well funded and provides top skills training, great networking possibilities, and excellent supervision.


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 Programe 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

The degrees that can be completed on the Aalto University Doctoral Programme in Economics are Doctor of Science, Economics and Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy and Licentiate in Science, Economics and Business Administration.

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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 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.


School of Business

At the School of Business, we work for better business and a better society. We educate experts and leaders for the future and contribute to society through impactful research, long-term partnerships and societal engagement. We are one of the leading business schools in Europe. 

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