Collegiate DECA Competitive Events

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Connecting College to Careers

Have you considered what it takes to move from success in college to success in the real world? Collegiate DECA programs involve active participation from business and industry professionals while incorporating experiential learning and providing applications for use in the classroom. Competitive events are one of the many benefits Collegiate DECA offers.

Collegiate DECA programs and competitions are clustered around six (6) academic areas:

Career Cluster

  • Business Management & Administration
  • Communications & Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Marketing & Sales

Competitive Events allow students to put their experience, skills and knowledge to the test while representing their college/university. 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 prepare students for their professional careers–in all events students are judged by business and industry professionals.

Business Simulations

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Outside Materials Allowed

Prep Time

Presentation Time

Performance Indicators

Sample Exam

Sample Event

DECA Images Resources

Accounting

1

Finance Exam

No

30 mins.

15 mins.

ACT

ACT

ACT

ACT

Banking Financial Services

1

Finance Exam

No

30 mins.

15 mins.

BFS

BFS

BFS

BFS

Corporate Finance

1

Finance Exam

No

30 mins.

15 mins.

CF

CF

CF

CF

Fashion Merchandising and Marketing

1

Retail Management and Merchandising Exam

No

30 mins.

15 mins.

FMM

FMM

FMM

FMM

Hotel and Lodging

1

Hospitality and Tourism Exam

No

30 mins.

15 mins.

HOSP

HOSP

HOSP

HOSP

Restaurant and Food Service Management

1

Hospitality and Tourism Exam

No

30 mins.

15 mins.

RFSM

RFSM

RFSM

RFSM

Retail Management

1

Retail Management and Merchandising Exam

No

30 mins.

15 mins.

RM

RM

RM

RM

Travel and Tourism

1

Hospitality and Tourism Exam

No

30 mins.

15 mins.

TT

TT

TT

TT

Case Studies

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Outside Materials Allowed

Prep Time

Presentation Time

Performance Indicators

Sample Event

DECA Images Resources

Business Ethics

2

No

Yes

1 hour

15 mins.

BETH

BETH

BETH

Business-to-Business Marketing

2

No

Yes

1 hour

15 mins.

B2B

B2B

B2B

Human Resource Management

1

No

Yes

30 mins.

15 mins.

HRM

HRM

HRM

International Marketing

2

No

Yes

1 hour

15 mins.

INT

INT

INT

Marketing Management

1

No

Yes

30 mins.

15 mins.

MM

MM

MM

Sales Management Meeting

1

No

Yes

30 mins.

15 mins.

SMM

SMM

SMM

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

2

No

Yes

1 hour

15 mins.

SEM

SEM

SEM

Prepared Business Presentations

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Outside Materials Allowed

Written Entry Length

Presentation Time

Sample Event

DECA Images Resources

Additional Event Materials

Advertising Campaign

1 to 3

No

Yes

10 pages

25 mins.

ADC

ADC

N/A

Business Law

2 or 3

No

Yes

N/A

15 mins.

N/A

BLAW

N/A

Business Research

1 to 3

No

Yes

15 pages

20 mins.

BRE

BRE

N/A

Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies

1 or 2

No

Yes

N/A

20 mins.

ETMS

ETMS

N/A

Entrepreneurship (Growing Your Business)

1 to 3

No

Yes

10 pages

20 mins.

ENG

ENG

N/A

Entrepreneurship (Starting a Business)

1 to 3

No

Yes

10 pages

20 mins.

ENT

ENT

N/A

Financial Statement Analysis

2 or 3

No

Yes

15 pages

15 mins.

FSTA

FSTA

Additional Information

Hasbro 10K

Mattel 10K

Online Business Plan

1 to 3

No

Yes

No limit

20 mins.

OBP

OBP

N/A

Professional Sales

1

No

Yes

N/A

20 mins.

N/A

PSE

N/A

Project Management

1

No

Yes

10 pages

20 mins.

PM

PM

N/A

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