Monthly in-person residencies typically take place on weekends so that you take minimal time off work. For our Charlottesville cohort, this is typically Thursday-Saturday. In the Washington, D.C., area, it is usually 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.