2016-2017 District Event Instructional Areas Announced

At the March 2014 meeting, DECA’s Board of Directors passed a motion asking DECA staff to post online the primary instructional area(s) assessed in each of the district level scenarios.

The intent of the motion is to help advisors and members prepare for district competitions more effectively. District competitions often begin early in the school year before advisors have had opportunities to cover all of the instructional areas in the curriculum.SMC_Ryan_Witzig

By announcing the instructional areas in advance, members can focus on the instructional areas they’ll be assessed on at their first level of competition each school year.

Instructional areas for state/provincial and the DECA International Career Development Conference competition will not be announced prior to those competitions.

Below are the 2016-2017 District Scenario Primary Instructional Areas:

Accounting Applications Series Event (ACT)

  • Scenario #1 – Financial Analysis
  • Scenario #2 – Financial Analysis

Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series Event (AAM)

  • Scenario #1 – Promotion
  • Scenario #2 – Economics

Automotive Services Marketing Series Event (ASM)

  • Scenario #1 – Customer Relations
  • Scenario #2 – Product/Service Management

Business Finance Series Event (BFS)

  • Scenario #1 – Financial Analysis
  • Scenario #2 – Financial Analysis

Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making Event (BLTDM)

  • Scenario #1 – Customer Relations

Business Services Marketing Series Event (BSM)

  • Scenario #1 – Product/Service Management
  • Scenario #2 – Customer Relations

Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making Event (BTDM)

  • Scenario #1 – Product/Service Management

Financial Services Team Decision Making Event (FTDM)

  • Scenario #1 – Financial Analysis

Food Marketing Series Event (FMS)

  • Scenario #1 – Product/Service Management
  • Scenario #2 – Marketing

Hospitality Services Team Decision Making Event (HTDM)

  • Scenario #1 – Promotion

Hotel and Lodging Management Series Event (HLM)

  • Scenario #1 – Marketing
  • Scenario #2 – Selling

Human Resources Management Series Event (HRM)

  • Scenario #1 – Information Management
  • Scenario #2 – Human Resource Management

Marketing Communications Series Event (MCS)

  • Scenario #1 – Information Management
  • Scenario #2 – Marketing

Marketing Management Team Decision Making Event (MTDM)

  • Scenario #1 – Market Planning

Personal Financial Literacy Event (PFL)

  • Scenario #1 – Credit and Debt

Principles of Business Management and Administration Event (PBM)

  • Scenario #1 – Communication Skills

Principles of Finance Event (PFN)

  • Scenario #1 – Customer Relations

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Event (PHT)

  • Scenario #1 – Professional Development

Principles of Marketing Event (PMK)

  • Scenario #1 – Economics

Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series Event (QSRM)

  • Scenario #1 – Product/Service Management
  • Scenario #2 – Economics

Restaurant and Food Service Management Series Event (RFSM)

  • Scenario #1 – Promotion
  • Scenario #2 – Pricing

Retail Merchandising Series Event (RMS)

  • Scenario #1 – Customer Relations
  • Scenario #2 – Market Planning

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series Event (SEM)

  • Scenario #1 – Channel Management
  • Scenario #2 – Communication Skills

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making Event (STDM)

  • Scenario #1 – Channel Management

Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making Event (TTDM)

  • Scenario #1 – Marketing

To prepare for your district competitions, please visit http://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/high-school-competitive-events/. Here you will find event guidelines, performance indicator lists, sample scenarios, and sample exams.

Good luck to all district competitors!

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