What is DECA???

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  • DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

    DECA Inc. stands against racism in all forms. As community oriented and professionally responsible leaders, we celebrate diversity and inclusion and embrace our role in shaping a better future.
    We stand in solidarity with the Black communities – our members, alumni, partners and employees – in the fight against systemic racism and injustice.

    DECA Inc. is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and respectful environment for all of our emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully. Any behavior in the form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all members to uphold and contribute to this climate. 

    DECA Members Gain 21st Century Skills

    Through participation in DECA activities, 96% DECA members say they learned how to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees while gaining problem-solving skills.

    DECA Members are Prepared to Become Leaders

    More than 88% of DECA members say their experience empowered them to be an effective leader and connected school to the real world. Nearly 78% of DECA members say DECA helped them recognize the benefit of community service.

    DECA Members are Motivated for the Future

    DECA members say their experience prepared them academically for college and career (87%), influenced their college plans (64%), influenced their career plans (69%) and influenced their interest in entrepreneurship and owning a business (61%).

How Do I Join DECA???

  • Join our Microsoft Teams Group 

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Business Roleplay Types


    • Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making

    • Business Services Operations Research
    • Business Solutions Project
    • Career Development Project
    • Community Giving Project
    • Financial Literacy Project
    • Human Resources Management Series
    • Principles of Business Management and Administration
    • Sales Project


    • Accounting Applications Series

    • Business Finance Series
    • Finance Operations Research
    • Financial Consulting
    • Financial Services Team Decision Making
    • Principles of Finance
    • Stock Market Game
    • Virtual Business Challenge – Accounting


    • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series

    • Automotive Services Marketing Series

    • Business Services Marketing Series

    • Buying and Merchandising Operations Research

    • Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making

    • Food Marketing Series

    • Integrated Marketing Campaign – Event

    • Integrated Marketing Campaign – Product

    • Integrated Marketing Campaign – Service

    • Marketing Communications Series

    • Marketing Management Team Decision Making

    • Principles of Marketing

    • Professional Selling

    • Retail Merchandising Series

    • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research

    • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series

    • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making

    • Virtual Business Challenge – Fashion

    • Virtual Business Challenge – Fashion

    • Virtual Business Challenge – Sports


    • Business Growth Plan

    • Entrepreneurship Series
    • Franchise Business Plan
    • Independent Business Plan
    • Innovation Plan
    • International Business Plan
    • Start-up Business Plan


    • Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

    • Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

    • Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

    • Hotel and Lodging Management Series
    • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
    • Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series
    • Restaurant and Food Service Management Series
    • Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
    • Virtual Business Challenge – Hotel Management
    • Virtual Business Challenge – Restaurant


    • Personal Financial Literacy

    • Virtual Business Challenge – Personal Finance

What's In It For Me???


    Each year Washington DECA awards over $60,000 in scholarships to our student members. This is in addition to the quarter-million in scholarships available through international DECA. One way DECA invests in our community and economy is through merit and need-based scholarships to help launch emerging leaders in entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

    Scholarship awards are made possible through our committed corporate partners, DECA alumni, and families across Washington who have seen first-hand the powerful difference DECA makes for students.

    Not to mention that being in DECA for at least a year looks great on a college or job resume!

  • Congratulations to our DECA students who punched their tickets to State 2022!!



  • Important dates:

    Microsoft Teams Meetings:

    10/28/2020 12:00

    11/18/2020 12:00

    12/02/2020 12:00

    12/16/2020 12:00

    01/06/2021 12:00

    01/20/2021 12:00

    02/03/2021 12:00 

    02/17/2021 12:00

    03/10/2021 12:00

    03/24/2021 12:00

    04/21/2021 12:00

    05/05/2021 12:00

    05/19/2021 12:00

    06/09/2021 12:30

    Conference Dates:







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