Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program allows students to put their experience, skills and knowledge to the test while representing their college or university. Students compete for top international honors in one of 24 different competitions. Collegiate DECA competitive events recognize student achievement, provide opportunities for traveling to conferences and networking with peers. The Collegiate DECA Competitive Events Program is recognized for helping to prepare students for their professional careers–in all events students are judged by business and industry professionals.

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COMPETITIVE EVENTS BY ACADEMIC AREA

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT + ADMINISTRATION

  • Business Ethics
  • Business Research
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management
  • Sales Management Meeting
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FINANCE + ACCOUNTING

  • Accounting
  • Banking Financial Services
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
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COMMUNICATIONS + TECHNOLOGY

  • Advertising Campaign
  • Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies
  • Professional Sales
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HOSPITALITY  + TOURISM

  • Hotel and Lodging
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management
  • Travel and Tourism
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MARKETING + SALES

  • Advertising Campaign
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies
  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Professional Sales
  • Retail Management
  • Sales Management Meeting
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Entrepreneurship (Starting a Business)
  • Entrepreneurship (Growing Your Business)

 

COMPETITIVE EVENTS BY CATEGORY

BUSINESS SIMULATIONS

Business Simulations are designed to measure a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes, both general business/marketing/management and industry-specific, identified by business and industry professionals as essential to success in a given occupation.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 participant

EXAM

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Career Cluster Exam

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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1 simulation; 2nd for finalists

PREPARATION TIME

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30 minutes

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING  TIME

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15 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Accounting

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The Accounting Event involves a student analyzing a real-world accounting situation, interpreting data, providing solutions to the situation, and then role-playing with a professional with experience in accounting.

Banking Financial Services

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The Banking Financial Services Event involves a student analyzing a real-world banking financial services situation, interpreting data, providing products and/or services to customers, providing solutions to the situation, and then role-playing with a professional with experience in banking services.

Corporate Finance

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The Corporate Finance Event challenges students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of financial concepts and how those concepts apply to the disciplines of investment and corporate finance in both business enterprises and financial services institutions.

Fashion Merchandising and Marketing

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The Fashion Merchandising and Marketing Event challenges students to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in retail establishments, wholesale establishments and manufacturing firms primarily engaged in the merchandising and marketing of clothing and related articles for personal wear.

Hotel and Lodging

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The Hotel and Lodging Event challenges students to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in any business enterprise primarily engaged in providing lodging, food and beverage services, special events, and meeting space.

Restaurant and Food Service Management

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The Restaurant and Food Service Management Event challenges students to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in a restaurant or a food service business.

Retail Management

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The Retail Management Event challenges students to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in any retail establishment.

Travel and Tourism

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The Travel and Tourism Event challenges students to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in any business enterprise primarily engaged in satisfying the desire of people to make productive or enjoyable use of travel services.

CASE STUDIES

Collegiate DECA’s Case Studies involve the analysis of real-world case situations, and the presentation of solutions to a professional (judge) with experience in the specific area of specialty.

PARTICIPANTS

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2 participants

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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1 case study; 2nd for finalists

PREPARATION TIME

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60 minutes

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING TIME

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15 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Business Ethics

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The Business Ethics Event challenges a team of two students to analyze a business situation containing an ethical dilemma, then present a resolution of the dilemma to a professional (judge) with experience in business.

Business-to-Business Marketing

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The Business-to-Business Marketing Event challenges a team of two students to analyze a real-world case situation that deals with marketing/business activity between organizations, then present solutions to a professional (judge) with experience in marketing and business.

International Marketing

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The International Marketing Event challenges a team of two students to analyze a real-world international case situation, then present solutions to a professional (judge) with experience in international marketing and management.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

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The Sports and Entertainment Marketing Event challenges a team of two students to analyze a real-world sports and entertainment marketing case situation, then present solutions to a professional (judge) with experience in sports and entertainment marketing.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 participant

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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1 case study; 2nd for finalists

PREPARATION TIME

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30 minutes

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING TIME

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15 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Human Resource Management

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The Human Resource Management Event challenges an individual student to analyze a real-world human resource management case situation, then present solutions to a professional (judge) with experience in human resource management.

Marketing Management

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The Marketing Management Event challenges an individual student to analyze a real-world marketing management case situation, then present solutions to a professional (judge) with experience in marketing and management.

Sales Management Meeting

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The Sales Management Meeting Event challenges an individual student to analyze a real-world sales management case situation, then conduct a meeting with one or more salespeople (judges).

PREPARED BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS

Collegiate DECA’s Prepared Business Presentations provide students the opportunity to prepare ahead of time a written prospectus and/or to present to a professional (judge) with experience in the area of specialty identified for the event.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 to 3 participants

WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED

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10 pages

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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Present campaign

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING  TIME

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25 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Advertising Campaign

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One (1) to three (3) students prepare an advertising campaign for any service, product, company or business. The participant(s) will present the advertising campaign to judges acting as prospective clients/advertisers.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 to 3 participants

WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED

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15 pages

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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Present research, findings, and recommendations

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING  TIME

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20 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Business Research

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One (1) to three (3) students partner with a local business to conduct research in the local market. A new research topic, or area to improve, is presented annually in the event guidelines. Students will prepare a written research report and present findings and strategies for improvement to a professional acting as the business owner or manager.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 to 3 participants

WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED

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10 pages

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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Present plan

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING  TIME

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20 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Entrepreneurship (Starting a Business)

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One (1) to three (3) students develop a proposal to start a business. As entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital, the participant(s) will present the proposal to judges acting as potential investors or financial institution representatives. The proposed business may be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or franchise.

Entrepreneurship (Growing Your Business)

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One (1) to three (3) students analyze their current business operations and identify opportunities to grow and expand the business. Options may include franchising, expanding into new markets, opening a second location, licensing agreements, merging with or acquiring another business, diversifying product lines, forming strategic alliances with other businesses, expanding to the Internet, etc. This event is designed for businesses currently in operation.

PARTICIPANTS

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2 or 3 participants

WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED

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15 pages

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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Present analysis

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING  TIME

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20 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Financial Statement Analysis

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Two (2) or three (3) students acting as financial consultants will analyze the year-end financial statements of two (2) companies from the same industry, prepare a written analysis, and present their findings and recommendations. In addition to these guidelines, additional information is provided, including: formulas and guidelines for calculations, and information about the two (2) companies being analyzed.

PARTICIPANTS

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2 or 3 participants

WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED

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10 pages

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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Present project plan

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING  TIME

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20 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Project Management

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One (1) participant serving as a project manager develops a plan to lead and direct a cross-functional team to complete a project. Project managers are responsible for all aspects of the project plan and must complete the plan including schedule, budget, and scope.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 or 2 participants

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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Present strategies

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING  TIME

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25 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies

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One (1) or two (2) participants design a marketing strategy for a product or service using emerging technology solutions. The participant(s) will then demonstrate and explain the marketing plan to the potential client. The objective for the emerging technology marketing strategy changes each year, and is presented in the detailed event guidelines.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 participant

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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Sales presentation

PRESENTATION AND QUESTIONING  TIME

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20 minutes

EVENT

CAREER CLUSTER

DESCRIPTION

RESOURCES

Professional Sales

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The Professional Sales event involves the participant’s selection of a product(s) and/or service(s), and the organization and delivery of a sales presentation to a group of potential buyers of any item or items to be sold to a company for resale; or any industrial or trade product or service to be used in a company, firm or store in the operation of its business; or a product or service to be sold to the ultimate consumer.