School of Business

Departments and research

We advance the global body of knowledge in business studies and economics by conducting high-quality research on important business and societal challenges. On this page, you can find the list of our latest FT publications, the links to our department pages, a few Tenured Professors' Installation Talk videos, and our latest research news
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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 a centre (pls. scroll down the page to find the links to the department web pages).

Delve into our research – find the people behind it!

During past years, many articles by the School of Business affiliated authors have appeared in FT50 journals. Take a look at the attachments. Source: ACRIS. For further information, please contact: [email protected]

 

Departments and a centre

Department of Accounting & Business Law

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

BIZ Main Building by Mika Huisman

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 Knowledge and Innovation Research CKIR

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

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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

Tenured Professors' Installation Talks

In the short videos, the new professors of the School of Business enlighten us with personal insights and tell why they are passionate about their field

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Tenured Professors' Installation Talks, 30.1.2023 mosaic image of the professors

Our latest research news

Kuvituskuva, askelia: Aalto-yliopisto / Kristian Presnal
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Purchaser, Decentralizer or something else? This is how 309 municipalities in Finland have organised their social and health care services

The research results and the practical experience of the costs of privatisation of social and health care services are contradictory
Taloustieteilijät Pertti Haaparanta ja Ritva Reinikka (kuvat: Vilja Pursiainen ja Heikki Tuuli)
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Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation Science Award to two doctors of development economics with long careers

Ritva Reinikka and Pertti Haaparanta share the Lifetime Achievement Award
Huppupäinen mies purjeveneessä katsoo eteenpäin, sää on tuulinen
Appointments, Research & Art, University Published:

Professor Mikko Jalas: ‘We must be able to imagine the impossible to find new perspectives’

New professors: Mikko Jalas has been appointed as Associate Professor (tenured) in the field of Co-innovating for Circular Solutions from July 2022.
Kuvassa laskin ja käsi, joka pitelee vihreää mustekynää.
Press releases Published:

Companies can suffer by restricting CEO mobility

Factors that limit job changes make CEOs play it safe, so the risks necessary for growth are not taken. That's why it's good to keep career prospects open.
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