Department of Accounting & Business Law

Department of Accounting group photo by Heidi Kouvo

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

Accounting group, Heidi Kouvo


Meet our faculty!

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

Department of Accounting & Business Law
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Seminars & Events

Explore our excellent and interesting seminars and events

Department of Accounting & Business Law


Research & Art, University Published:

Open position: Assistant Professor in Management Accounting

The School of Business now invites applications for Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Management Accounting.
The picture shows Professor Ray Ball giving a keynote speech at the seminar organized at the School of Business.
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Everyone benefits from corporate financial reporting

Artificial intelligence, balancing between global and local issues, and increased stress upon social and environmental issues bring challenges for future accountants.
Kauppakorkeakoulu ja Psykiatriakeskus vierekkäin
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Dissertation: Productivity information should be applied to reduce unwarranted variation in healthcare

Large differences in cost of care continue to persist between and within countries and even institutions – can the results of this dissertation make a difference?
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.

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
School of Business Yritysjuridiikka

Yritysjuridiikan maisteriohjelma

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.

Research & Art

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

The Better Business – Better Society seminar series has begun. Its aim is to provide the School’s supporters and alumni with an opportunity to hear and discuss topical issues.

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School of Business formal opening in June 2019. Dean Ingmar Björkman speaking to audience. Photo: Marko Oikarinen
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