ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS

Join Collegiate DECA to grow as a leader while networking
with college and university students from around the world.

YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE

Compete with the Best

Demonstrate your prowess in business competitions with the best-of-the-best from colleges and universities across the globe while striving for international recognition.

Join a Community

Develop your inner circle and be in the company of ambition. Forge lifelong friendships with like-minded students on your campus and across our global membership.

Prepare for Your Career

Stand out when starting your career by participating in professional development activities, practicing leadership skills and networking with business professionals.

Discover New Places

Experience business travel as you attend educational conferences and events. Explore the business, culture and lifestyle of their host cities while making lifelong memories.

DECA equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to conquer whatever is next in your professional or personal journey.

Michelle LeNevada

If you're on the fence about joining, I guarantee Collegiate DECA will make a difference in your life. 

Drew DuBoffRhode Island

Collegiate DECA has increased my confidence level. Now I know I can overcome any obstacles I face in the future.

Anthony FakhouryArizona

Every DECA conference allows members to apply their skills to real-world scenarios and receive valuable feedback from industry professionals.

Lindsay JoynerUtah

DECA doesn’t end after high school! I’ve met my best friends, networked with business professionals and continued what I loved to do in high school: compete.

Jenny Patinowisconsin

BEGIN YOUR MEMBERSHIP JOURNEY TODAY

JOIN YOUR CHAPTER ON CAMPUS

If your campus already has an established Collegiate DECA chapter, reach out to its key contact to find out how to join.
 

FIND YOUR CHAPTER

JOIN AS AN INDEPENDENT MEMBER

If your campus doesn’t have a chapter, join as an independent member so you can immediately experience the benefits of Collegiate DECA.
 

JOIN NOW

START A CHAPTER ON YOUR CAMPUS

Once you have an established following on your campus, start a chapter to make your chapter official.
 

START A CHAPTER

COMPETE WITH THE BEST-OF-THE-BEST AND EARN RECOGNITION

Put your knowledge, experience and skills to the test while representing your college or university in Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program. Vie for top international honors in one of nearly 30 case study and prepared business presentation competitions. No matter your future career, there is a competition for you!

Business Management

  • Business Ethics
  • Business Research
  • Human Resource Management
  • Retail Management

Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Entrepreneurship Operations
  • Entrepreneurship – Starting a Business
  • Entrepreneurship – Growing Your Business

Finance

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Stock Market Game

Hospitality

  • Culinary Management Institute
  • Event Planning
  • Hotel and Lodging
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management
  • Travel and Tourism

Marketing

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

EXTEND YOUR LEARNING BEYOND CAMPUS

Enhance Your Leadership

Many associations offer leadership development conferences and events at the regional and association levels. These regionally-based conferences provide a perfect opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills, and in some cases qualify to attend Collegiate DECA’s International Career Development Conference. 

Explore
Your Career

ENGAGE is an exciting professional development experience. Through networking opportunities, career development seminars, and eduTours with DECA partner companies and Chicago-based businesses, ENGAGE attendees will leave Chicago feeling confident and ready to conquer their career goals, whatever they may be!

Compete and Network

The International Career Development Conference allows 1,500 members to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by participating in Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program in hopes of being named an international champion. Network and engage with business executives through a full day of professional development.

JOIN A CHAPTER

If your campus already has an established Collegiate DECA chapter, reach out to its key contact to find out how to join. Select your campus below to get started.

 

GET IN TOUCH

Michelle LeNevada

DECA equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to conquer whatever is next in your professional or personal journey.

Drew DuBoffRhode Island

If you're on the fence about joining, I guarantee Collegiate DECA will make a difference in your life. 

Anthony FakhouryArizona

Collegiate DECA has increased my confidence level. Now I know I can overcome any obstacles I face in the future.

Lindsay JoynerUtah

Every DECA conference allows members to apply their skills to real-world scenarios and receive valuable feedback from industry professionals.