• ¨What do Courtney Cox and Jay Leno have in common?
    ¨Where can you find more than half a million dollars in scholarships?
  • ¨Who provides great opportunities for travel and rewards for your academic success and workplace skills?


The answer to all of these questions is: DECA! DECA! DECA!


DECA is the professional association for Business, Marketing, & Management Students.


DECA prepares the next generation to be:


  • ¨academically prepared


  • ¨community oriented


  • ¨professionally responsible


  • ¨experienced leaders


    More than 60 years ago, DECA organized around an ambitious goal: to improve education and career opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. What began with a few hundred students in 17 states has grown to over 215,000 students in all 50 states & all over the world.

    DECA’s objective is to support the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and entrepreneurship. Programs and activities are tailored to the specific career interest of students and include technical skills, basic scholastic and communication skills, human relations and employability skills, and a strong emphasis on economics and free enterprise.

    DECA provides recognition and leadership activities directly related to attainment of specific occupational and leadership skills. DECA’s mission establishes clear criteria for its programs and activities.

    The mission of DECA, Inc. is to enhance the co–curricular education of students with interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA helps students to develop skills and competence for marketing careers, to build self–esteem, to experience leadership and to practice community service. DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business/education partnerships.




  • ¨An integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers.


  • ¨DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.


  • ¨Partnerships with businesses at local and broader levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.


  • ¨As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance.


  • ¨DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.


  • ¨Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.


  • ¨DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.


  • ¨DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through global setting, consensus building and project implementation.





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Questions? Please email: debbie.ebner@bcsemail.org

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