As I grew in my consulting career, I realized that EQ becomes increasingly important over IQ as one assumes leadership responsibilities. The MLA program gives me a unique opportunity to get formal classroom training in the liberal arts, especially in the disciplines of classical philosophy and ethics that have helped me hone my leadership skills.

Kaushik Bhattacharya

Kaushik Bhattacharya

Director, Data & Analytics, North Highland
Management Consulting, Greater New York City

Kaushik Bhattacharya is a management consultant with twenty years of experience in business analytics and artificial intelligence. He has led large transformation projects at industries like Insurance, Banking, Telecom, Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Goods, Media, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Energy, Utilities and Government. He has also served as an adjunct faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, where he designed and taught a course on Digital Consulting to MBA students.

Kaushik earned an MBA from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence from Queen Mary, University of London, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business Analytics Program, offered jointly by three Harvard schools: Harvard Business School, the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Kaushik is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Kaushik is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts with a concentration in Ethics and Leadership at the University of Chicago.

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