Michael Schostak

Michael Schostak


Lecturer of Finance






Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 378
Detroit, MI 48201



Michael Schostak

Academic Programs

  • Finance


Corporate Finance & Valuation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Business Case Analysis

Financial Analysis and Modeling:

  • Cost/Benefit
  • Lifecycle Cost
  • Breakeven

Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote

Research and teaching interests

Classes Taught:

FIN 5000: Financial Statement Analysis & Modeling

FIN 5270: Advanced Business Finance

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 19 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. In 2016, Professor Schostak was awarded the Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award for his use of original excel modeling case studies. He also serves on the Ilitch School's Undergraduate Education Policy Committee.

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, and business development.

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 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 and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

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 committee. He is also a guest speaker on topics relating to the capital markets and corporate transactions, and serves on several non-profit boards.


2016 Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award