Jay W. Sukits

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration
310 Mervis Hall


MBA Harvard University
BA University of Pittsburgh

Courses Recently Taught

BF 1030 Introduction to Finance
BF 1316 Advanced Corporate Finance
BF 1320 Investment Management
BF 1326 Efficiency of Capital Markets
BF 1328 Capital Markets
BF 1331 Financial Institutions and Markets


Teaching and research interests in capital market efficiency, corporate finance, securities valuation, and portfolio management. Spent over 20 years as an investment banker. Held senior positions at Salomon Brothers, E.F. Hutton & Co., Equilease Corp., Smith Barney, and PNC. Advised major corporations such as DuPont, Sun Oil Co., U.S. Air, and PECO on cash management, capital structure, and capital market activities. Additionally, consulted with institutional investors, such as Mellon Financial Corporation, Morgan Grenfell, Providian Corp., and the University of Pittsburgh, on investment portfolios, including securities valuation, analysis, and investment policy development. Held Series 7, 8, 9, 63, and 65 Securities Registrations.

Served for 6 years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. Awards include: Bronze Star w/OLC, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

Awards and Honors

CBA Meritorious Teaching Award, 2002, 2005

Katz Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

CBA Teacher of the Year-Finalist 2003, 2004

Career Services' Faculty Partner Award, 2003

External Service

Represented Katz Graduate School of Business in University Faculty Senate, 2003-06, 2010-Present

Member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, 2003-07, 2010-Present

Member of the Senate Budget Policy Committee, 2009-Present

Represent Katz in the Faculty Assembly, 2003-2006, 2009-Present

Faculty Advisor to the Socially Responsible Investment Club


Venture capital, portfolio management, securities valuation, and capital structure

External Articles

Fixing the Personal Finance Blind Spot


Family, reading, playing golf, and fly fishing