PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION EVENTS

Event Acronym
Principles of Business Management and Administration hs_comp_event_icon_business PBM
Principles of Finance hs_comp_event_icon_finance PFN
Principles of Hospitality and Tourism hs_comp_event_icon_hospitality PHT
Principles of Marketing hs_comp_event_icon_marketing PMK
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.

  • PARTICIPANTS: 1 participant
  • EXAM: Business Administration Core
  • APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE: 1 content interview; 2nd for finalists

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.

TEAM DECISION EVENTS

Event Acronym
Business Law and Ethics hs_comp_event_icon_business BLTDM
Buying and Merchandising hs_comp_event_icon_marketing BTDM
Financial Services hs_comp_event_icon_finance FTDM
Hospitality Services hs_comp_event_icon_hospitality HTDM
Marketing Communications hs_comp_event_icon_marketing MTDM
Sports and Entertainment Marketing hs_comp_event_icon_marketing STDM
Travel and Tourism hs_comp_event_icon_hospitality TTDM
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.

  • PARTICIPANTS: 2 participants
  • EXAM: Career Cluster Exam
  • APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE: 1 case study; 2nd for finalists

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.

INDIVIDUAL SERIES EVENTS

Event Acronym
Accounting Applications hs_comp_event_icon_finance ACT
Apparel and Accessories Marketing hs_comp_event_icon_marketing AAM
Automotive Services Marketing hs_comp_event_icon_marketing ASM
Business Finance hs_comp_event_icon_finance BFS
Business Services Marketing hs_comp_event_icon_marketing BSM
Food Marketing hs_comp_event_icon_marketing FMS
Hotel and Lodging Management hs_comp_event_icon_hospitality  HLM
Human Resources Management hs_comp_event_icon_business HRM
Marketing Management hs_comp_event_icon_marketing  MMS
Quick Serve Restaurant Management hs_comp_event_icon_hospitality  QSRM
Restaurant and Food Service Management hs_comp_event_icon_hospitality  RFSM
Retail Merchandising hs_comp_event_icon_marketing  RMS
Sports and Entertainment Marketing hs_comp_event_icon_marketing  SEM
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.

  • PARTICIPANTS: 1 participant
  • EXAM: Career Cluster Exam
  • APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE: 2 role-plays; 3rd for finalists

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY EVENT

Event Acronym
Personal Financial Literacy hs_comp_event_icon_finance PFL
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 for DECA members who are enrolled in personal finance and financial literacy courses.

  • PARTICIPANTS: 1 participant
  • EXAM: Financial Literacy
  • APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE: 1 role-play; 2nd for finalists

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS RESEARCH EVENTS

Event Acronym
Business Services Operations hs_comp_event_icon_business BOR
Buying and Merchandising Operations hs_comp_event_icon_marketing BMOR
Finance Operations hs_comp_event_icon_finance FOR
Hospitality and Tourism Operations hs_comp_event_icon_hospitality HTOR
Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations hs_comp_event_icon_marketing SEOR
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.

  • PARTICIPANTS: 1 to 3 participants
  • WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED: 30 pages
  • APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE: Present research and plan

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.

CHAPTER TEAM EVENTS

Event Acronym
Community Service Project hs_comp_event_icon_marketing CSP
Creative Marketing Project hs_comp_event_icon_marketing CMP
Entrepreneurship Promotion Project entrepreneurship_small EPP
Financial Literacy Promotion Project hs_comp_event_icon_finance FLPP
Learn and Earn Project hs_comp_event_icon_marketing LEP
Public Relations Project hs_comp_event_icon_marketing PRP
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.

  • PARTICIPANTS: 1 to 3 chapter participants
  • WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED: 30 pages
  • APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE: Present project

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENTS

Event Acronym
 Innovation Plan entrepreneurship_small EIP
Independent Business Plan entrepreneurship_small EIB
Entrepreneurship-Growing Your Business entrepreneurship_small EBG
International Business Plan entrepreneurship_small IBP
Start-Up Business Plan entrepreneurship_small ESB
Franchising Business Plan entrepreneurship_small EFB
DECA’s Business Management and Entrepreneurship Events provide opportunities to explore entrepreneurial concepts from idea generation, business planning, to growing an existing business.

  • PARTICIPANTS: event specific, see guidelines
  • WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED: event specific, see guidelines

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.

MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EVENTS

Event Acronym
Advertising Campaign hs_comp_event_icon_marketing ADC
Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan hs_comp_event_icon_marketing FMP
Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan hs_comp_event_icon_marketing SEPP
DECA’s Marketing Representative Events provide opportunities for students to create promotional campaigns for a variety of industries.

  • PARTICIPANTS: 1 to 3 participants
  • EXAM: Career Cluster Exam
  • WRITTEN ENTRY PAGES ALLOWED: 11 pages
  • APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE: Present campaign or promotional plan

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.

PROFESSIONAL SELLING AND CONSULTING EVENTS

Event Acronym
Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling hs_comp_event_icon_hospitality HTPS
Professional Selling hs_comp_event_icon_marketing PSE
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.

  • PARTICIPANTS: 1 participant
  • EXAM: Career Cluster Exam
  • APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE: Consultation or sales presentation

Guidelines, sample events, and checklists can be found on the National DECA website.