DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become:
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 goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.
Attributes and Values
Our attributes and values describe DECA's priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.
DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program
Integrates into Classroom Instruction
An integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic experiential learning methods to prepare members for colleges and careers.
DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.
Connects to Business
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 Virtual Business Challenge registration
- DECA Stock Market Game registration
- About DECA Video
- National DECA website
- 2019-20 MS DECA Guide
- DECA Crosswalk with Curriculum
- Mississippi DECA ALIGNMENT BY DISTRICT
- MISSISSIPPI DECA CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
- State Scholarship Guidelines & Application
- Tentative State Conference Agenda
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