Business Management + Administration

Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
Business Services Operations Research
Human Resources Management Series
Principles of Business Management and Administration

Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making

Description: For the purposes of this event, business law is U.S. law and will include contracts, product liability, employment and types of business ownership. The ethics component involves evaluating competing social values that may reasonably be argued from either side.
Event overview: 2 participants, cluster exam, 1 case study,
Event timing: 30 minutes of preparation, 15 minute presentation
Recommended if: You have taken a Business law, or U.S. law class, or are a good debater able to argue ethical social values from either viewpoint
Recommended years of DECA experience: at least 1 year before taking

Business Services Operations Research

Description: Business Services includes human resources, information technology and personal and contracted services businesses.
Event overview: 1-3 participants, 20 page paper (max)
Event timing: 15 minute presentation
Recommended if: you are a poor test taker (no test!), Enjoy research, and can plan a budget
Recommended years of DECA experience: No experience needed

Human Resources Management Series

Description: Students will be challenged to perform management functions and tasks focusing on staffing, recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation and safety training.
Event overview: 1 participant, cluster exam, 2 role-plays
Event timing: 10 minutes of preparation, 10 minute presentation time
Recommended if: You enjoy and know what it takes to manage a team
Recommended years of DECA experience: 1 year experience

Principles of Business Management and Administration

Description: The business situation will use language associated with careers in Administrative Services, Business Information Management, General Management, Human Resources Management, and Operations Management.
Event overview: 1 participant, Business Administration Exam, 1 role play
Event timing: 10 minutes of preparation, 10 minutes of presentation time
Recommended if: This is your first DECA competition or your in your first year of DECA, you’re enrolled in an introductory-level business
Recommended years of DECA experience: No experience needed