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

Professors

Elias Rantapuska

Associate Professor of Finance, Head of the Department

Elias Rantapuska, photo by Evelin Kask

Renée Adams

Visiting Distinguished Professor

Renée Adams, Visiting Distinguished Professor

Zhi Da

Visiting Distinguished Professor

Zhi Da, Visiting Distinguished Professor

Juha Joenväärä

Assistant Professor of Finance

Juha Joenväärä, photo by Evelin Kask

Petri Jylhä

Assistant Professor of Finance

Petri Jylhä, photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Eero Kasanen

Professor Emeritus of Finance

Eero Kasanen

Markku Kaustia

Professor of Finance, Hannes Gebhard Professor in Finance and Insurance

Markku Kaustia, photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Matti Keloharju

Professor of Finance, Aalto Distinguished Professor

Matti Keloharju

Joni Kokkonen

Visiting Assistant Professor

Visiting Assistant Professor Joni Kokkonen, photo by Evelin Kask

Matthijs Lof

Associate Professor of Finance

Matthijs Lof, photo by Aino Huovio

Peter Nyberg

Assistant Professor of Finance

Peter Nyberg, photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Vesa Puttonen

Professor of Finance

Vesa Puttonen, photo by Evelyn Kask

Sean Seunghun Shin

Assistant Professor of Finance

Sean Seunghun Shin, photo by Lasse Lecklin

Antti Suhonen

Professor of Practice in Finance

Antti Suhonen, photo by Lasse Lecklin

Matti Suominen

Professor of Finance

Matti Suominen, photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Sami Torstila

Associate Professor of Finance

Sami Torstila, photo by Lasse Lecklin

Michael Ungeheuer

Assistant Professor of Finance

Michael Ungeheuer, photo by Lasse Lecklin

Graduate School of Finance

Mikko Leppämäki

Director, GSF

Mikko Leppämäki, photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Reetta Ali-Alha

Coordinator, GSF

Reetta Ali-Alha, photo by Lasse Lecklin

Postdoctoral Researchers

Nikolas Breitkopf

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nikolas Breitkopf, photo

Ivika Jäger

Postdoctoral Researcher, Data Agent for BIZ

Ivika Jäger, Postdoctoral Researcher

Niilo Luotonen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Niilo Luotonen, Postdoctoral Researcher

Theresa Spickers

Postdoctoral Researcher

Theresa Spickers, photo by Lasse Lecklin

Tõnn Talpsepp

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tõnn Talpsepp, Postdoctoral Researcher

Erkki Vihriälä

Postdoctoral Researcher

Erkki Vihriälä, Postdoctoral Researcher

Dinh-Vinh Vo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dinh-Vinh Vo, photo

Affiliated Researchers

Petra Vokata

Affiliated Researcher

Petra Vokata, photo by Lasse Lecklin

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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

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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Seminars

Department of Finance has two weekly seminars:

 

Helsinki Finance Seminar

Helsinki Finance Seminar hosts international guest speakers on Mondays. The presentations take 75 minutes, including discussion. The seminar is organized in co-operation with the Graduate School of Finance (GSF) and Hanken School of Economics. The seminar schedule and contact information of the seminar organizers can be found on the seminar homepage.

Learn more about Helsinki Finance Seminar program

 

Finance Brown Bag Seminar 

The Finance Brown Bag Lunch Seminar is held remotely via Zoom until further notice on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 13:00. The Seminar is organized by Assistant Professor Sean S. Shin. All questions related to the seminar (such as getting the Zoom invitation) can be addressed to him.

Date Presenter Paper
9.9.2020 Theresa Spickers (Aalto University)

Financial Socialization, Pocket Money, and Financial Risk-Taking

16.9.2020

***CANCELLED***

Juha Joenväärä (Aalto University)

The Hedge Fund Industry Is Bigger (and Has Performed Better) Than You Think

23.9.2020 Theresa Spickers (Aalto University) The Financial Expert in Your Family
30.9.2020 Ole Nielsen (Aarhus University) Hedge fund selection: Best athletes or portfolio gains?
14.10.2020 Mikael Paaso (Rotterdam School of Management)  Trust in Finance and Consumer Fintech Adoption (Deniz Okat, Mikael Paaso and Vesa Pursiainen)

Past Brown Bags

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Nordic Finance Network

The Department of Finance hosts the Graduate School of Finance (GSF), the national PhD program in Finance, and the Nordic Finance Network (NFN), a collaborative network for research and doctoral training in the Nordic countries.

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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Address: Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo

Locations

News

Kuvassa vihreällä taustalla kuvat Matti Rossista ja Markku Kaustiasta
Research & Art Published:

Will the future bring pyramid scams like OneCoin?

Professors Matti Rossi and Markku Kaustia will discuss the opportunities and challenges of cryptocurrencies.
Assistant Professor Peter Nyberg, McKinsey Teacher of the Year 2020.
Honoured, Research & Art Published:

Aalto BIZ Teacher of the Year 2020

Finance Assistant Professor Peter Nyberg has been nominated as the Aalto BIZ Teacher of the Year 2020.
Apulaisprofessori Petra Vokata. Kuva: Lasse Lecklin / Aalto-yliopisto
Research & Art, Studies Published:

Doctor's career path: Assistant Professor Petra Vokata

‘Top conferences in my field were great opportunities for networking and receiving valuable feedback on research.’
Vesa Puttonen's book Miten sijoitan rahastoihin (How to invest in mutual funds)
Research & Art Published:

New book from Professor Vesa Puttonen

The book is titled “Miten sijoitan rahastoihin” (How to invest in mutual funds).

Events

Vihreällä kuvitustaustalla kuva Eeva Vilkkumaasta ja seminaarin otsikko
Online event

Better Business — Better Society Seminar: "Kun kova data ei riitä – asiantuntijalähtöiset mallit strategiatyössä"

Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series offers opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics monthly.
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Online event

Matchbox

E-pitching and connecting innovative mindsets!
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Dissertations

Defense of Dissertation in International Business, Tuuli Hakkarainen, MSc

The title of the thesis is: “Sharing Expertise within the MNC”.
Aalto Talent Expo Online
Online event

Aalto Talent Expo Online 12-14.1.2021

Aalto Talent Expo Online recruitment and contact fair is organised on 12-14.1.2021.
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