Department of Finance

Department of Finance

The Department of Finance is the leading finance department in Finland with a strong dedication to research, as shown by a stream of research published in top Finance and Economics journals.

The department runs an excellent seminar series and is equipped with all major finance databases. The department offers finance education at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level. Finance PhD studies are organized within the Graduate School of Finance (GSF). The Department of Finance also hosts the Nordic Finance Network (NFN).

 

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People at the Department of Finance

Faculty and staff

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Finance Research

The Department of Finance's research covers a broad range of topics in the areas of corporate finance and financial markets. The current focus areas in the research are:

  • behavioral finance
  • corporate finance
  • asset pricing

 

Important information related to ongoing research projects:

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Ongoing Research

Examples of ongoing externally funded research projects at the Department of Finance.

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Publications

The Department of Finance actively publishes in leading Finance and Economics journals.

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Financial Data

The Department of Finance has access to high-quality financial databases, such as Datastream, Compustat and CRSP.

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Studies in Finance

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.

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Master's Programme in Finance

The Master’s Programme in Finance prepares students for various leadership and C-level positions in the world’s top companies, including the most prestigious investment banks and management consultancies. Students selected into the programme share high academic potential, motivation and ambition, making Finance graduates an extremely attractive talent pool for global employers. Their critical and truth-seeking mindset, combined with strong analytical skills help solve global business problems across industries from both strategic and practical perspectives.

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CFA University Affiliation Program

Aalto University is a member the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing scheme.

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PhD Programme in Finance

The PhD programme at the Aalto University School of Business is intended for candidates of excellent academic background and intellectual ambition who are motivated in producing research at the highest international level and pursuing careers in the academic and business world.

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Graduate School of Finance & Nordic Finance Network

The Department of Finance hosts the Graduate School of Finance (GSF) and the Nordic Finance Network (NFN). More information on the GSF and NFN websites.

Graduate School of Finance (GSF) (external link)

The national PhD programme in Finance

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Nordic Finance Network (NFN) (external link)

A network for research and doctoral training in Finance in the Nordic countries.

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Finance Department Seminars

The Department of Finance has two weekly seminars.

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Helsinki Finance Seminar (external link)

Helsinki Finance Seminar hosts international guest speakers on Mondays. Seminar schedule and more information on the GSF seminar page.

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Finance Brown Bag Seminar

The Finance Brown Bag Lunch Seminar is held on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 13:00. See the seminar schedule by clicking the title Finance Brown Bag Seminar.

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Finance Department contact information

Visiting address

School of Business building (3rd floor)
Ekonominaukio 1
FI-02150 Espoo
Finland

Postal address

Department of Finance
Aalto University School of Business
PO BOX 21210
FI-00076 AALTO
FINLAND

Department administration

Head of the Department: Associate Professor Elias Rantapuska
Secretaries of the Department: Sara Viitala and Reetta Ali-Alha

Inquiries regarding

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Locations

News

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Research & Art Published:

Firms that gain more media visibility can expect to perform better

Firms that are more visible in the media increase their value and their stock returns, according to new research from Aalto University and Goethe University.
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Finance programme featured by Financial Times

Head of Department Elias Rantapuska has been interviewed for the article. 
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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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Low level of education the clearest common feature behind payment defaults

Payment defaults are also more frequent among families with children and the recently divorced and their accumulation is common especially among young people and those with credit card and instalment payment debt, according to a recent study.

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Aalto Talent Expo 2021

Aalto Talent Expo contact & recruitment fair will be organized in Otahalli on the 11th of November 2021
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