Departments and centres

We advance the global body of knowledge in business studies and economics by conducting high-quality research on important business and societal challenges. You can find the list of our latest FT publications and after that the links to our department pages on this page.
Performance indicators of research (Aalto BIZ)
The Financial Times (FT) list included 40 journals in 2007, 45 journals in 2012, and 50 journals in 2017.

Impactful research

In addition to doing high-quality research, our faculty members play key roles in societal debates and policy-making, contribute to executive education in Finland and abroad, and are responsible for teaching in our portfolio of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. 

To learn more about the impact we make, get to know our latest research outputs on research.aalto.fi and six departments and two centres (links to the department web pages at the end of this page). 

Additionally, we wish you warmly welcome to our research events.

Delve into our research – find the people behind it!

During the year of 2020, many articles by the Aalto University School of Business affiliated authors have appeared in FT50 journals. Take a look at the attachment. Source: ACRIS, 21 December 2020. For further information, please contact: [email protected]

Departments and centres

Department of Accounting & Business Law

The Department of Accounting is one of the leading research faculties in the Nordic region.

Department of Accounting group photo by Heidi Kouvo

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics provides a comprehensive insight into the functioning of economies and the environment in which companies operate.

Outside picture of the School of Business building in Otaniemi. Three Aalto Flags swinging in front of the building.

Department of Finance

The Department of Finance is the leading finance department in Finland with a strong dedication to research.

Architectural picture of the inside of the School of Business. Many people sitting on different coloured chairs.

Department of Information and Service Management

The Department of Information and Service Management refers to the creative use of information and digital technology in business and the move from industrial to service dominant forms of production.

Two business students, one is holding a laptop, discussing with the Professor after his lecture. Another group of students talk in the background.

Department of Management Studies

The Department of Management Studies offers a dynamic environment for scholarship and learning.

Stack of management books.

Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing is a thriving and dynamic community of faculty, researchers, staff, and students. The department has earned international acclaim for its ambitious and rigorous research output. We are at the bleeding edge of marketing.

marketing major

Center for Markets in Transition CEMAT

CEMAT conducts academic research focusing on Russia and channels research-based knowledge to the use of the business community and other societal stakeholders In Finland. CEMAT supports EU-level decision-making as the lead coordinator of the Northern Dimension Institute (NDI), the mission of which is to serve the knowledge needs of the Northern Dimension policy.

CEMAT St Petersburg

Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research CKIR

CKIR’s main research focus is on innovation ecosystems, ICT enabled service platforms and thus enabled new business dynamics.

Close-up of two students making notes to research articles that they are reading.

Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series

The Seminar Series discusses the current and societally important topics at the School of Business. The seminars will be arranged monthly, generally on the first Thursday of the month, excluding holiday seasons.

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Kuva seminaarisarjasta, jossa ilmiset verkostoituvat esityksen jälkeen

Get to know some of our researchers

Yrittäjyyden tutkijatohtori Virva Salmivaara

Virva Salmivaara: I study the role of entrepreneurs in sustainable development

According to the researcher of entrepreneurship, researchers must have a personal vision they believe in, and they need to be prepared to work persistently to achieve their goals.

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Vero-oikeuden apulaisprofessori Tomi Viitala Amsterdamissa

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.

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Apulaisprofessori Max Finne. Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi / Aalto-yliopisto

Max Finne: I aim for breakthroughs by developing research on service productivity

Additionally, the Assistant Professor of Information and Service Management continuously strives to grow as a teacher, lecturer and company management trainer.

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Ritva Reinikka, kuvaaja: Heikki Tuuli

Ritva Reinikka appointed as Professor of Practice at Helsinki GSE

Helsinki Graduate School of Economics has appointed Ritva Reinikka, D.Phil., to be Professor of Practice. She will be based at Aalto University School of Business. Her three-year professorship will focus on development economics and policy.

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Kuvassa näkyvät Puttonen & Vilkkumaa -podcastin juontajat, professori Vesa Puttonen ja apulaisprofessori Eeva Vilkkumaa.

New podcast: Puttonen & Vilkkumaa

The new podcast from the School of Business discusses the idea that better business builds a better society.

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