Distance Learning

Program & Faculty

EMBA - Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Distance learning in the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) and Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) formats helps you maintain work life balance as you integrate your studies into your professional and personal life.

Virtual Classes. Real Connectivity.

In between residencies, these engaging online classes keep you connected with the academic experience as well as the Darden community.

Approximately one-third of the program core curriculum is delivered via distance learning.

Online Curriculum

Like every aspect of the program, your online classes are high-engagement experiences. The Zoom Meeting technology allows you to

  • Interact with your faculty and fellow classmates by sharing screens
  • Writing in comments and questions in real time
  • Participate in the discussion by conference call

Because of the ease with which the interface allows you to share and analyze content and spreadsheets as a group, your professors often use online classes to focus on technical issues, allowing for a richer discussion when your class meets together.

Distance sessions are twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and students usually do not have distance learning during the week of weekend residency. Classes are typically 90 minutes long and take place from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30/9 p.m. Recordings of online classes are also available for students who are not able to attend the live class sessions.