Khanh Ngo, MSF '14
Khanh Ngo, BC MSF ’14, started his career in business development, but followed his passion for finance to the Master of Science in Finance Program at Boston College. Khanh grew up in Vietnam and moved to the United States in 2008, to attend Babson College. He graduated in 2012, having studied finance and philosophy, and accepted a position as part of the Advanced Business Development team at EMC Corporation.
At EMC, Khanh helped the company develop strategic acquisitions and partnerships. But wanting a more immediate role in finance, Khanh began exploring his options for graduate study and decided that the BC MSF Program offered the best fit, “Not only does the BC MSF Program offer students an intensive curriculum in asset pricing and management, the Carroll School provides students with practical opportunities to get their hands dirty in the fields of entrepreneurship and consulting.”
Khanh used these opportunities to develop the investment skills he would present to prospective employers, “Certainly, the most valuable aspect of the MSF program for me was the G51 Venture Capital Scholar Program. Students get to review, analyze and evaluate business plans each week, and share their investment recommendations with other graduate students and the G51 Partners.”
While enrolled in the program, Khanh attended an on-campus information session for Analysis Group (AG), a Boston-based economic, financial, and business strategy consultancy. “Analysis Group has been actively recruiting at Boston College for years. I attended an information session, applied online, and was invited for an interview shortly thereafter."
"As an analyst at AG, my responsibility typically involves quantitative-oriented analyses using analytic tools like SAS and STATA to support our clients in litigation cases. Some of the practices areas that I have been involved with include anti-trust, commercial litigation and damages, and securities and financial instruments.”
Khanh credits the comprehensive and challenging MSF curriculum at BC, and the relationships he was able to develop with his classmates and professors thanks to BC’s small class size, for preparing him to be successful in his current position. Khanh hopes to continue acquiring experience in the finance field, “The projects and cases that I have been working on at AG are all very challenging yet rewarding, so I’m happy to stay in economic consulting in the long term.”