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

Vesa Puttonen

Professor of Finance, Head of the Department

Vesa Puttonen, photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

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, Assistant Professor of Finance

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

Matthijs Lof

Assistant Professor of Finance

Matthijs Lof, photo by Aino Huovio

Peter Nyberg

Assistant Professor of Finance

Peter Nyberg, photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Elias Rantapuska

Associate Professor of Finance

Elias Rantapuska

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

Theresa Spickers

Postdoctoral Researcher

Theresa Spickers, photo by Lasse Lecklin

Tõnn Talpsepp

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tõnn Talpsepp, Postdoctoral Researcher

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
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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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Aalto Choice Tank

The purpose of Aalto Choice Tank is to provide a state-of-the-art open-access facility in the Aalto University Otaniemi campus area for experimental research in economics and business.

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 of the highest international level and pursuing careers in the academic and business world.

PhD lecture in Finance, photo: Roope Kiviranta

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 on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 13:00 at room T004. The Seminar is organized by Assistant Professor Sean S. Shin. All questions related to the seminar can be addressed to him.

Date

Presenter

Paper

14.8.2019 Zhi Da (University of Notre Dame) TBA
16.8.2019

Renée Adams (University of Oxford)

Exceptionally in room V001

Financing Legislators
28.8.2019

Nikolas Breitkopf
(Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

Exceptionally in Istuntosali (V101)

Creating Data-Driven Context-Specific Dictionaries for Sentiment Analysis in Finance
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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: Professor Vesa Puttonen
Secretaries of the Department: Sara Viitala and Reetta Ali-Alha

Inquiries regarding

Aalto-yliopisto Kauppakorkeakoulu julkisivu Ekonominaukio helmikuu 2019 Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

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Address: Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo
Open Mon-Thu 7.45-21.00, Fri 7.45-20.00, Sat-Sun Closed

Locations

News

Research & Art Published:

Paper by Juha Joenväärä & al. cited in institutionalinvestor.com.

The paper ”Text Sophistication and Sophisticated Investors” by Assistant Professor Juha Joenväärä & al. has been cited in an article by Amy Whyte in institutionalinvestor.com.
Petra Vokata, photo by Lasse Lecklin
Research & Art Published:

Petra Vokata's study cited in alphaarchitect.com

Petra Vokata's paper "Engineering Lemons" has been cited in alphaarchitect.com.
Research & Art Published:

Finance paper accepted to be published in the Review of Financial Studies

Finance Assistant Professor Michael Ungeheuer’s paper has been accepted for publication in the Review of Financial Studies.
The book Navigating the investment minefield
Research & Art Published:

New book from Professor Vesa Puttonen

The book ”Navigating the investment minefield” by H. Kent Baker and Vesa Puttonen has been published.

Events

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Lectures and seminars
(recurring)

Public lecture series: Internet Forum

How does digitalisation affect our everyday life, business, society and security? Join our public lectures on-site or online to hear guest speakers from the industry and institutions discuss the hottest topics on digitalisation
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Lectures and seminars

Aalto Fintech Seminar Series presents: The possibilities of AI and machine learning in financial industry

While the first presentation by Risto Siilasmaa provides a pragmatic introduction to machine learning, the second presentation by Kaj Hagros introduces a tangible application of Investment decisions powered by machine learning.
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Exhibitions and fairs

Falling Walls Lab Finland: Hear about the most innovative ideas around right now

Sign up today for an opportunity to hear innovative ideas and groundbreaking research from scientists and creatives working in Finland right now
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Conferences and workshops

Aalto University Partner Day

Aalto Community welcomes colleagues from their Partner Universities to visit Aalto University prior to the EAIE 2019 Helsinki conference
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