Comprehensive Learning Program

Competitive Event Resources: Business Operations Research & Professional Selling and Consulting 2019-2020

Are you interested in the 2019-2020 DECA Business Operations Research and Professional Selling and Consulting Events, and want to learn more about the topics? Here are some resources to assist: Business Operations Research The 2019-2020 topic for each career category is the development of…

The Second Round of The DECA Virtual Business Challenge Launches January 8, 2019

Participants in the DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) operate a web-based business simulation utilizing a competition version of the Virtual Business software. The VBC qualifying rounds are conducted via the internet, where participants post competition scores for chartered association, regional and overall rankings.

It Can Wait, It's Worth The Wait

DECA is pleased to announce a collaboration with AT&T to reduce the number of distracted drivers. It Can Wait is a national campaign, launched by AT&T, to eliminate distracted driving. The campaign encourages individuals to take a pledge promising to not be a distracted driver. DECA and AT&T are collaborating to launch a 'text-to-pledge' project.

Explore Entrepreneurship Through Idea Generation: Idea Challenge Launches Nov. 9

DECA is excited to announce another year of the DECA Idea Challenge, a fast-paced experiential learning exercise that dares students of all ages to find an innovative use for a commonplace item in mere days! Once revealed, students must generate a new use for the item. Competing teams finish the challenge by generating a brief video pitch of their new product.

SBE Week 2018 is Coming!

This year's #DECASBEWeek will take place Monday, October 1 – Friday, October 5. Each day of #DECASBEWeek will have a social media theme that is unique to the DECA’s school-based enterprise program, and you are encouraged to share photos or videos of your own SBE that correspond to the daily theme.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge

DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) is a collection of free, game-like simulations that foster development of career skills in the areas of business, marketing and personal finance. Each simulation challenges students to control their own virtual business, managing tasks such as market research, pricing, financial reporting and more. In partnership with Knowledge Matters, seven unique tracks are available to engage a variety of minds:

FIDM Announces the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Challenge

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) is back with a re-vamped challenge for high school DECA members: the FIDM Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Challenge. As the global market continues to evolve, entrepreneurial thinking skills, such as innovation and problem-solving, are becoming even more vital to success. This competition is an exciting opportunity for students to channel their inner entrepreneur by generating a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept and showcasing their prototype in a brief YouTube presentation.