Mission Statement

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high school and colleges around the globe.


DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.

DECA's activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 200,000 members in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.  The United States Congress, The United States Department of Education and state, district, and international departments of education authorize DECA's programs

About Utah DECA

Over 2,000 students in 51 high school throughout Utah participate in DECA.

DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program

Integrates Into Classroom Instruction
Applies Learning 
Connects to Business
Promotes Competition

DECA prepares the next generation to be

Academically Prepared
Community Oriented
Professionally Responsible
Experiences Leaders