Welcome to DECA Homepage
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WHO CAN JOIN?
DECA members can begin their experience as early as the ninth grade by enrolling in a marketing, finance, hospitality, business management or entrepreneurship course. As part of a high school chapter, DECA members can take full advantage of DECA activities described below while preparing themselves to be college and career ready upon graduation.
The mission of DECA 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 experience leadership and to practice community service. DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business/education partnerships
PREPARING EMERGING LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS
By leveraging their DECA membership, members can become:
- academically prepared for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management
- community oriented by gaining an appreciation for the benefits of service and their potential impact on the community and world
- professionally responsible with ethics, integrity and high standards
- experienced leaders by practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.
More than 185,000 DECA members are in 5,000 high school chapters in all 50 states and nine countries.