Collegiate DECA’s Challenges provide members opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through innovative challenges in partnership with several corporate partners. Each challenge has a unique focus and specific set of required tasks.
STOCK MARKET GAME
Collegiate DECA offers two competitive rounds of the Stock Market Game, provided by the SIFMA Foundation. The Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game challenges teams of one to three Collegiate DECA members to work together to build and manage a high-performing investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Participants in the Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game develop and manage a virtual investment portfolio. The challenge is conducted online and calls teams of Collegiate DECA members to test their investment acumen against each other. The goal of the competition is to increase the value of the beginning portfolio, while maintaining a diversified mix of stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
Round 1 will take place from September 13 – November 19, 2021
Round 2 will take place from January 24 – April 8, 2022.
VIRTUAL CASE SIMULATION
Collegiate DECA members participating in the Collegiate DECA Virtual Case Simulation competition will take on the role of a restaurant entrepreneur in this interactive, browser-based simulation. As restaurant entrepreneurs, students are in charge of opening, setting up and operating a new restaurant. In the digital simulation, competitors will identify a target market for their restaurant and work to serve that market well. As they work to build a successful restaurant, they’ll be managing and working through many restaurant business issues, including target customers, location, kitchen layout, food purchasing, menu design and more. Cash awards are provided to the top performers.
The case simulation will take place on November 8-19, 2021.