Building Better Business through Brain Science

Connecting Brain Science and Business to Build a Better Society

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We are a community of faculty, undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and staff interested in connecting brain science and business.

Sponsored by the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative and Analytics at Wharton, and in partnership with Penn MindCORE, the Applied Neuroscience and Business Analytics Fellowship funds up to 4 undergraduate students for a 10-week internship working with Wharton Neuroscience affiliated faculty. This program specifically seeks to fund underrepresented undergraduate students from non-Penn colleges, and students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are particularly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is 2/22/22.

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The Leader’s Brain: Enhance Your Leadership, Build Stronger Teams, Make Better Decisions, and Inspire Greater Innovation with Neuroscience

A pioneering neuroscientist, Michael Platt, reveals how brain science can transform how we think about leadership, team-building, decision-making, innovation, marketing, and more.

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Ilerioluwa Akinnola (far left) was one of two recipients of the inaugural Applied Neuroscience and Business Analytics Summer Undergraduate Internships, aimed at increasing outreach to under-represented undergraduate students outside of Penn. The aims of the summer internship, how it fits into Wharton’s commitment to Analytics and Neuroscience, and Ileri’s experiences were recently highlighted in an article for Analytics at Wharton.

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Wharton Led / Penn Wide

As a premier research business school, Wharton boasts an outstanding faculty, a thriving MBA program, a strong research PhD training program, and unequaled undergraduate program situated on a cohesive and compact campus in Philadelphia, a major east coast city that is riding a new wave of financial and cultural investment tied to the new urbanism movement. These assets are complemented by the University of Pennsylvania and all of its constituent Schools, including Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine.



Driving new research discoveries and novel applications.



Developing future leaders at the nexus of business and brain science.



Connecting Wharton, Penn, alumni, business leaders, scientists, policy makers, and the public.



Bringing experts in business and academia together.



Providing opportunities to learn, engage, and connect.


Learning by Doing

Interested?  Get involved in research and take courses with world leaders and experts.



Wharton Neuroscience VAT Podcast

January 20 | 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Virtual Event

How do mindfulness interventions work? Building a neuroscience linking mindfulness interventions to wellbeing

February 3 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Levin Building, SAIL room 111, 425 S. University Ave.

Promoting resilience in the brain to early life stress

March 3 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Levin Building, SAIL room 111, 425 S. University Ave.

Urban environments, nature and wellbeing: An environmental neuroscience perspective

April 7 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Levin Building, SAIL room 111, 425 S. University Ave.


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Return to office operations will begin 9/7/2021

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 to 4:30 pm

106 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Ph. 215-898-7766

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106 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Ph. 215.898.7766
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