As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

Business Management & Administration

Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making

Business Services Operations Research

Business Solutions Project

Career Development Project

Community Awareness Project

Community Giving Project

Financial Literacy Project

Human Resources Management Series

Principles of Business Management and Administration

Sales Project


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


Business Growth Plan

Entrepreneurship Series

Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making

Franchise Business Plan

Independent Business Plan

Innovation Plan

International Business Plan

Start-up Business Plan

Virtual Business Challenge – Entrepreneurship


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 – Retail

Virtual Business Challenge – Sports


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


Personal Financial Literacy

Virtual Business Challenge – Personal Finance