Competitive Events

DECA’s Principles of Business Administration Events measure the student’s proficiency in those knowledge and skills identified by career practitioners as common academic and technical content across marketing, finance, hospitality, and business management and administration. The Principles of Business Administration Events are designed for first-year DECA members who are enrolled in introductory-level principles of marketing/business courses.
DECA’s Team Decision Making Events provide an opportunity for participants to analyze one or a combination of elements essential to the effective operation of a business in the specific career area. The business situation to be analyzed will be presented as a case study.
DECA’s Individual Series Events effectively measure students’ proficiency in the knowledge and skills identified by occupational practitioners as essential to success in a given career. Participants receive recognition for achievement in each role-play scenario and in the series as a whole.
DECA’s Personal Financial Literacy Event measures the personal finance knowledge and skills that K–12 students should possess. The Personal Financial Literacy Event is designed to measure the student’s ability to apply reliable information and systematic decision making to personal financial decisions. The Personal Financial Literacy Event is designed for DECA members who are enrolled in personal finance and financial literacy courses.
DECA’s Business Operations Research Events provide opportunities for participants to demonstrate knowledge and skills needed by management personnel. Students conduct actual research studies in their communities.
DECA’s Chapter Team Events provide opportunities to engage chapter members in large-scale school and/or community activities. Chapters plan, implement, and evaluate activities to make a positive impact in their schools and communities.
DECA’s Entrepreneurship Events provide opportunities to explore entrepreneurial concepts from idea generation, business planning, to growing an existing business.
DECA’s Marketing Representative Events provide opportunities for students to create promotional campaigns for a variety of industries.
DECA’s Professional Selling and Consulting Events provide an opportunity for participants to demonstrate skills needed for a career in sales and/or consulting. Participants will organize and deliver a sales presentation or consultation for one or more products/services/customers.
Minnesota DECA offers several events unique to our state association. These events are not eligible for students to compete in at the International level, but allow for an added experience during the District and State Career Development Conferences. For information on these events, please click here.

For information specific to the employment interview event, please click here.

For information specific to the sales demo event, please click here.