Michael Schostak

Michael Schostak


Lecturer of Finance







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Michael Schostak

Academic Programs

  • Finance


Corporate Finance & Valuation

Business Case Analysis

Financial Analysis: Cost/Benefit, Project Investment, Breakeven, Accretion/Dilution

Financial Modeling in Microsoft Excel

Research and teaching interests

Classes Taught:

FIN 5000: Financial Statement Analysis & Modeling

FIN 5340: Corporate Valuation

FIN 7000: Applied Financial Analysis



B.S. in Economics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, 2001

  • Concentrations in Finance, Management, and Real Estate

M.B.A., Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, 2005


Michael Schostak is an accomplished business leader who has been actively engaged in starting, advising, capitalizing, and operating companies for the last 17 years. His professional experience spans across industries, geographies and company sizes. Prior to joining the Ilitch School faculty full-time as Lecturer in January 2017, Schostak was an adjunct faculty member in the finance department since May 2015.

Schostak is the co-founder and managing member of Schostak Capital Advisors, LLC, a business consulting and corporate finance advisory firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Utilizing a strong regional and national network, SCA works with clients across industries and sizes, from start-up and early stage growth to mature companies, in the areas of financial analysis & modeling, transaction structuring, strategic analysis, business development and competitive analysis.

Prior to starting Schostak Capital Advisors, Schostak held senior management positions at Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI) and DM3 Investments, LLC (Troy, MI). He began his career as a consultant in Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.’s military/intelligence business and economics practice in Washington, DC and in Lehman Brothers’ global technology investment banking group in New York.

Schostak holds a B.S. Economics with concentrations in finance, management, and real estate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business (Ann Arbor, MI).

Michael Schostak is an elected member of the Board of Trustees of Bloomfield Township, Michigan, representing a community of 42,000 residents, and was appointed to the township's election commission and water resources stakeholders committee. He is also a guest speaker on topics relating to the capital markets and corporate transactions, is a member of the Detroit chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and serves on three non-profit boards: the regional advisory board of the Anti-Defamation League, the Penn & Wharton Alumni Club of Michigan executive committee, and the finance committee of Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit.

Michael Schostak lives in Bloomfield Township, Michigan with his wife Alexis, a corporate attorney, and their two young children.


2016 Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award