Own your future

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management

Be a part of a 70 year legacy

With nearly a 70-year history, Michigan DECA has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Michigan DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research.

Michigan DECA’s objective

The objective of Michigan DECA 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’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 college and careers.
Applies Learning – DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous problem-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.
Connects to Business – Partnering with businesses at the local and broader levels provides DECA members realistic insight into the industry and promotes meaningful, relevant learning.
Promotes Competition – As such in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and increase their performance.

DECA prepares the next generation to be:

Academically Prepared – DECA members are ambitious, high achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their ambitions.
Community Oriented – Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
Professionally Responsible – DECA members are poised professionals with integrity and high standards.
Experienced Leaders – DECA members are equipped to effectively influence their peers and provide leadership in a business setting.

Conferences

State Leadership Conference

November 7 – 8 / Detroit

Members will learn how to excel in DECA’s competitive events program with leadership development activities designed to help each you think on their feet and to react to questions presented by judges. Learn the latest trends with presentations from marketing professionals on business trends and interactive activities for attendees to develop and use their leadership skills.

Central Region Leadership Conference

November 18 – 20 / Indianapolis, Indiana

Own your future at DECA’s Central Region Leadership Conference.  The 2016 #DECACRLC will be packed with networking, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities. Enjoy beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana which will serve as a perfect host city for this years action packed conference.

Sports & Entertainment Marketing Workshop

The Palace of Auburn Hills

Michigan DECA, working in cooperation with several sports programs from across our great state, is thrilled to announce the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Workshop! Michigan DECA members will have a one of a kind opportunity to meet professionals who work behind the scenes in sports marketing.

Own Your Future

Michigan DECA Calendar

State Executive Council

Meet your Michigan DECA State Executive Council 

MDA Challenge

Every year our members and advisors give generously to support MDA and organize community events that benefit MDA

Scholarships

Each year DECA awards almost $500,000 each year for students to continue their education