DECA Introduces New Entrepreneurship Events for 2017-2018

DECA is pleased to offer two new competitive events focused on entrepreneurship for the high school division during the 2017-2018 school year.

Joining the official competitive events listing are the Entrepreneurship Individual Series Event (ENT) and the Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making Event (ETDM). These event guidelines will be consistent for their respective event categories.

The exam and role-play performance indicators will be based on Entrepreneurship Performance Indicators. DECA is pleased to provide the following resources to help members prepare for these new events:

Each performance indicator is assigned to one of six levels of complexity known as curriculum planning levels. While DECA’s Competitive Events Program has previously mostly used the curriculum planning levels of prerequisite (PQ), career sustaining (CS) and specialist (SP), DECA’s entrepreneurship events will now use supervisor (SU), manager (MN) and owner (ON). The definitions for all are below:

Prerequisite (PQ): Content develops employability and job-survival skills and concepts, including work ethics, personal appearance, and general business behavior.

Career Sustaining (CS): Content develops skills and knowledge needed for continued employment in or study of business based on the application of basic academics and business skills.

Specialist (SP): Content provides in-depth, solid understanding and skill development in all business functions.

Supervisor (SU): Content provides the same in-depth, solid understanding and skill development in all business functions as in the specialist curriculum, and in addition, incorporates content that addresses the supervision of people.

Manager (MN): Content develops strategic decision-making skills in all business functions needed to manage a business or department within an organization.

Owner (ON): Content develops strategic decision-making skills in all aspects of business that are needed to own and operate a business.

If you have questions, please contact Christopher Young, DECA High School Division Director, at

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