Monthly in-person residencies typically take place on weekends so that you take minimal time off work. For our Charlottesville section, this is typically Thursday-Saturday. In the Washington, D.C., area, it is Friday-Sunday. Action-oriented classes include case discussions, simulations, and individual and group presentations. Weekend residencies strengthen your learning community and cement the relationships among students, faculty and staff that are so important to the Darden experience. The EMBA program also includes distance learning.