Premium Partner - PwC
One of our longest partnership co-operations is with PwC. They joined the Premium Partner Program in 2001, the very first year the program was established. Our collaboration has actually a long history already before that but the program gave it more depth and width within the School of Business.
PwC is an international network of member firms. They have operations in 156 countries and in Finland employ over 1200 experts. The annual report also reveals that the PwC trainee program employs over 200 future experts annually. This is actually one of the main targets of our collaboration – Aalto University students and alumni are highly valued employees in PwC. The cooperation is diverse because the service range of PwC (consulting, deals, tax, legal, audit and other assurance services) corresponds well the programs taught in the School of Business.
PwC is actively involved in the School’s teaching, from the basic courses up to the Capstone courses, which are for students near graduation. The students get valuable information on the skills and competencies needed in the working life and get to practice their skills in various projects. According to PwC one of the most important working life skills is communication with clients and that is something you can’t learn from course books. Fortunately the project courses help in developing this competence, too. PwC has also commissioned several Customized Student Business Projects in which their business has gained valuable background information for their work with their clients.
PwC has a Trainee program that runs yearly and covers all business units. The Accounting Trainee-positions are always at the beginning of the year and others mainly in the fall or spring.
Read more about PwC as an employer from their JobTeaser profile (requires Aalto authentication):
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More articles about our collaboration:
A project commissioned by PwC examined the impact of regulations on the business models of platform economy operators and their capabilities to use data.
Alumna Katri Kaitila: Of the skills I learned in my time at the School of Business, I consider the basics I learned in accounting courses to be the most important
Katri Kaitila works as an Audit Manager at PwC in Private Company Services. What sorts of skills have been useful in Katri's work? And what advice would Katri give herself at the beginning of her studies? Read about Katri’s career path.
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.
Ways to cooperate
From below you will find some ways to collaborate with Aalto University School of Business.