School of Business

Premium Partner - KPMG

The cooperation with KPMG is very versatile and benefits all parties.
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KPMG at Aalto Talent Expo 2022. Photographer Sara Vertanen.

We have been working closely with KPMG for a long time, e.g. at the Department of Accounting, but since 2002 the cooperation expanded even more when KPMG became the Premium Partner of the School of Business. 

Internationality is one of KPMG's cornerstones, its network of member companies extends to 145 countries. The number of its experts is already 236,000, and of these around 1,700 work in Finland and Estonia. In addition to traditional auditing, various tax services and consulting tasks have interested our students, and today KPMG has around 100 alumni of our university in various positions (source: LinkedIn 5.5.2022). KPMG offers a wide range of career opportunities and expertise in the fields of advisory services, tax and legal services, as well as auditing and certification services. The growing spectrum of consulting services covers many areas important to business, from strategy consulting to IT consulting. Read more about KPMG (global) on their website

In recent years, like many other companies, KPMG has focused on diversity and inclusion in its own organization. Related to this, our students also got to participate in KPMG's IDE work and examine the current situation of these issues at KPMG within the framework of a Customized Student Business Project. The theme has since been continued, e.g. so that our professor Rebecca Piekkari, who is familiar with the matter, visited the company's internal meeting to talk about it. The theme will continue! 

Hanna Niemi, the Head of Human Resources in KPMG, highlights the concreteness of cooperation: ”For us at KPMG, cooperation with Aalto University is very meaningful. One of our key corporate responsibility themes is Lifelong learning, and university cooperation is of course at the center of this. What is important is concrete cooperation in course work, theses and lecture cooperation, during which we all can learn (students and KPMG). For KPMG, we employ more than 100 students at the end of their studies every year in various trainee positions, where you can see the work of experts in action. ”

In addition to the projects, our students have received valuable tips from KPMG's experts on topics related to job search, and even personal advice on preparing their own job search documents. Many Aalto University students apply to KPMG's trainee program every year. The KPMG Ideation Challenge (KIC), organized by the international KPMG network, is one of the world's largest business case competitions for university and polytechnic students. Our students are invited to participate in it every year (excluding the pandemic). 

For students

KPMG's trainee search is carried out annually in the spring and autumn. There are internships in all service sectors and they are suitable for 3.-5. year students with a business, technical or legal background. The annual KPMG Ideation Challenge (KIC) is definitely worth checking out - in the competition you can show that you have innovative solutions to the strategic and financial problems faced by companies. 

Read more about KPMG as an employer from their JobTeaser Profile page (requires aalto login):

KPMG's company page in Aalto JobTeaser See also all open positions in JobTeaser (including announcements from  other KPMG countries as well):

link to KPMG jobs in Aalto JobTeaser


More articles about our cooperation:

KPMG:n räätälöity projekti, tiimi koolla

Student project analyzed KPMG’s position in the rapidly growing Finnish consulting market

The study revealed that the consulting market has experienced exceptional growth over the past 5 years, with technology consulting leading the growth and making up most of the market

KPMG:lle tehdyn yritysprojektin tiimi

Students carried out a project on workload distribution and profit optimization

School of Business and KPMG collaborated to transform traditional auditing practices

Welcome Evening uusille maisteriopiskelijoille. Kuva: Roope Kiviranta

New master’s students gathered to network at the Welcome Evening event

The alumni provided valuable tips for studies and finding employment

Opiskelijat kannettavan tietokoneen ääressä. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto
Kuvassa kandidaattikeskuksen aula ja teksti Accounting Career Afternoon 30.11.2021

Accounting Career Afternoon

Accounting's own career event

Customized Student Business Project KPMG, project group

Digitalisation of financial administration racing ahead for SMEs

Students gave their opinions on how KPMG should operate in the midst of these rapid changes.

Opiskelijat Eljas Pajamies ja Markus Nieminen (oik.) pitämässä tekoälytyöpajaa KPMG:llä

AI development is significantly impacting IT consulting

Students gave suggestions to KPMG consultants on how to make use of artificial intelligence.


Partnership Programme for long-term collaboration

Aalto University’s School of Business has its own Partnership Programme to build and maintain close, long-term relations with companies. The programme is the only one of its kind in Finnish universities, and also connects the partners with the other Schools and fields at Aalto University.

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Annemari Rautio

Annemari Rautio

Senior Manager, Corporate Relations, School of Business

Ways to cooperate

From below you will find some ways to collaborate with Aalto University School of Business.  

Opiskelijoita Kauppakorkeakoululla. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

Customized Student Business Projects

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