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DECA Competencies

Performance Indicators (Competencies)

DECA Competitive Events

Performance indicators (competencies) for competitive events are used to define the parameters of the written exam and other activities that are part of the overall competition. These performance indicators are the basis of events for DECA ICDC.

These lists were compiled by MBA Research and represent its efforts to support all DECA competitive events within the overall framework of the Business Administration Curriculum Framework. Individual indicators are based on a review of prior research and on extensive review of available online and print literature--both from industry and education.

NOTE: Test items from the BA core are included in all exams.
Business Administration Core 
Business Management Cluster Core      
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Finance Cluster Core              
Hospitality and Tourism Management Cluster Core           
Marketing Cluster Core

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