Case studies provide a student-centered engagement activity to help Collegiate DECA members apply learning through problem-based activities that require creative solutions and practical outcomes. DECA’s case studies challenge Collegiate DECA members to demonstrate industry relevant knowledge and skills through performance indicators, while also developing important 21st century skills – creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communications.

Each case study supports a specific career cluster and primary instructional area that is identified at the top of the first page of the event. Collegiate DECA’s case studies are developed through industry research to reflect current issues and trends in business and industry. The case study scenarios are connected to performance indicators – key concepts from national curriculum standards that students should learn during the school year. Collegiate DECA members are challenged to develop a solution that incorporates the performance indicators relevant to the specific case study.


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