Academic Calendars for Marketing Courses

Full semester courses: Courses offered by the Marketing Department for full time undergraduate students follow the  University of Pennsylvania Academic Calendar, while MBA courses follow the Wharton MBA Academic Calendar. Courses that are cross-listed for both MBA and undergraduate students follow just one of the calendars. The choice is up to the course instructor, and will be indicated by designating the schedule controlling part of the course as “primary”.

Mini-semester courses: Quarter 1 (Q1) and Quarter 2 (Q2) mini sessions occur in the first and second halves of the fall semester respectively; Quarter 3 (Q3) and Quarter 4 (Q4) mini sessions occur in the first and second halves of the spring semester. Mini-semester courses are not offered in the summer sessions. MBA mini courses follow the Wharton MBA Academic Calendar; Undergraduate mini courses (and PhD mini courses) follow the dates established by the office of the Vice Dean of  Teaching and Learning. Key dates for Undergraduate mini courses are posted on  Wharton 0.5 CU Courses – Undergrad Inside (

Summer sessions: When the department offers summer courses, they follow the University of Pennsylvania’s Academic Calendar schedule. The session dates and registration deadlines can be found at Penn Summer.

Executive education: Marketing courses offered through Wharton’s Executive Education programs, have their own unique schedules. Students are advised to consult the executive education website for the schedules.