Description of the programme

Master's Programme in Accounting is organized by the School of Business. The MSc Programme in Accounting is tuned to address the challenges of the digital age, where managers and decision-makers often become overwhelmed by masses of data, dubious sources of knowledge and misleading pieces of information.  Reliable, valid and focused financial information, for both financial accounting and management accounting purposes, is increasingly important in an age where more “information” is often synonymous with chaos and confusion. Accounting remains a powerful instrument in the creation of relevance - in the often turbulent contemporary organizations of our time. Competence in accounting leads to the right questions. It assists us in identifying the most strategic issues or the most urgent operational problems. It makes visible the risks that may loom ahead. In addition, accounting is the invaluable tool for finding financially sound, workable solutions in today’s often complex and ambiguous managerial instances. Moreover, accounting knowledge is a shared “language” of business: It mobilizes people – making them think, act and perform - across global distance, national borders, functional segments or organizational boundaries.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of Accounting, you will have broad career prospects. Typical job titles include, for example, Chief Financial Officer, Business Controller, Financial Analyst, Auditor and Business Consultant. A common route from university to these positions happens through corporate collaboration. The students can network with companies especially during courses (e.g. Capstone course), student activities organised by KY Accounting (student association of accounting students) or thesis assignments. Most of the Accounting students have a guaranteed job already before graduating from the programme.

Aalto University has well-established career services that help you get employed in Finland and abroad. Aalto students tend to find good positions with ease upon their graduation. An active entrepreneurship community is also present at Aalto, which can help as a springboard for founding your company. Finally, if an academic career is of interest, the Master’s programme in Accounting is a great foundation for doctoral studies and post-doc positions.

Here you can find the degree requirements of the programme, and the necessary information about completing the degree and its contents. These pages are mainly aimed at the students of the programme. If you are thinking about applying to the programme please see How to apply.

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