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Fundamentals of Accounting (online)

Fundamentals of Accounting is a cost-effective and flexible study module on basic financial and management accounting. What does the profit and loss statement or the balance sheet tell us? What are the key financial indicators? How can I assess the profitability of investments? And what are the key principles of budgeting? How can I use accounting in support of the strategic business management? By enrolling, you will learn everything that experts and management need to know about financial matters.

The Fundamentals of Accounting online course provides participants with comprehensive basic skills in the areas of financial and management accounting. The course comprises 19 video lectures, with duration of approximately 10 minutes each. It also includes exercises which enable students to evaluate their mastery of each theme area. A total duration of online course is approximately 6 hours.

This course is also ideal as pre-study material for the training programs offered by Aalto EE. Participants can revise the fundamentals of accounting prior to participation in the course's contact teaching module, allowing the class to focus on the special questions concerning their organizations and business areas.

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By completing the program, the participant will get Aalto EE Fundamentals of Accounting certificate.

19 video lectures

Online excercises to check your mastery of each theme

Your own
schedule and pace

Watch the introduction video of the sample module:


The course provides a cost-effective and flexible way of improving the accounting skills of managers and experts. It is also a means of providing selected teams, groups or departments with a uniform skill level.

The course will improve your skills and assist you in your work. You will gain confidence in your ability to understand financial concepts.
You will obtain comprehensive basic skills, while learning how to master key accounting terminology and interpret relevant economic indicators.
This course allows for flexible study patterns. You will be able to decide on your schedule and the speed at which you progress.


New Learners
This course is aimed at managers accountable for financial results and experts willing to learn the fundamentals of accounting and the skills required in interpreting financial indicators.

Learners in Need of Revision
This online course is suitable for those who need to revisit or acquaint themselves with the basic concepts of accounting and the contexts in which they are typically used. It also provides excellent preparatory training for students prior to enrolling in any of the training programs offered by Aalto EE.


Instructor: Teemu Malmi, Professor, Aalto University School of Business


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Fee and Registration

Program Fee

The fee for the Fundamentals of Accounting online course is € 200 (+ VAT).

The fee includes three months of access to the course content for one person.

VAT is applicable to private persons and Finnish companies.

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