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DECAs Competitive Events List

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    DECA’s Competitive Events Listing

    I Individual Oral Events

    ??ACT Accounting Application: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in accounting applications. Students will be challenged to perform marketing and management

    functions and tasks focusing on the application of financial data to business planning, including collection and organization of

    data, development and use of reports, and analysis of data to make business decisions. Concepts include understanding the

    source and purpose of financial statements, the impact of management decisions on statements, and the analysis and

    interpretation of data for planning purposes. Roles in these events are those of supervisors, managers or entrepreneurs.

    ??AAM Apparel and Accessories Marketing: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in apparel and accessories marketing or marketing management. Students will be challenged

    to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in retail establishments, wholesale establishments and/or

    manufacturing firms primarily engaged in the marketing of clothing and related articles for personal wear and adornment.

    Roles in these events are those of customers, employees, supervisors and managers.

    ??ASM Automotive Services Marketing: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in automotive services marketing. Students will be challenged to perform marketing and

    management functions and tasks related to service stations and related businesses or auto parts stores. Roles in these events

    are those of customers, employees, supervisors, managers and entrepreneurs.

    ??BSM Business Services Marketing: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in business services marketing. Students will be challenged to perform marketing functions and tasks

    involved in providing services to businesses on a fee or contract basis or providing services to consumers. Roles in these events

    are those of customers, employees, supervisors, managers and entrepreneurs.

    ??FMS Food Marketing Series: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in food marketing or marketing management. Students will be challenged to perform marketing and

    management functions and tasks in retail establishments, wholesale establishments and manufacturing firms resulting in the

    sale of food. Roles in these events are those of customers and employees or supervisors, managers and entrepreneurs.

    ??HLM Hotel and Lodging Management: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in hotel and lodging marketing or marketing management. Students will be challenged to perform

    marketing and management functions and tasks in hotels, motels, lodging services, convention services, and food and

    beverage services. Roles in these events are those of customers, employees, supervisors and managers.

    ??MMS Marketing Management: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in marketing management. Students will be challenged to perform marketing management functions

    and tasks that can be applied broadly in a non-retail marketing environment. Roles in these events are those of clients,

    employees, supervisors, managers and entrepreneurs. ?

    ??QSRM Quick Serve Restaurant Management: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in quick-service restaurant management. Students will be challenged to perform marketing

    functions and tasks in retail establishments, wholesale establishments and manufacturing firms primarily engaged in the quick-

    serve restaurant industry. Roles in these events are those of customers, employees, supervisors, managers and entrepreneurs.

    ??RFSM Restaurant and Food Service Management: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in restaurant and food service management. Students will be challenged to perform

    marketing and management functions and tasks in a full-service restaurant or a food-service business. Roles in these events

    are those of supervisors, managers and entrepreneurs. ?

    ??RMS Retail Merchandising: Students are given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in retail merchandising management. They will be challenged to perform marketing and management functions

    and tasks that can be applied in any business. Roles in these events are those of customers, employees and managers.

    ??SEM Sports and Entertainment Marketing: The student is given a description of a specific situation that measures skills, knowledge and attitudes in sports and entertainment marketing. Students will be challenged to perform marketing and

    management functions and tasks related to amateur or professional sports or sporting events, entertainment or entertainment

    events, selling or renting of supplies and equipment (other than vehicles) used for recreational or sporting purposes, products

    and services related to hobbies or cultural events, or businesses primarily engaged in satisfying the desire to make productive

    or enjoyable use of leisure time.

? PBM Principles of Business Administration and Management: first year DECA students only in ANY grade

    ? PFN Principles of Finance: first year DECA students only in ANY grade

    ? PHT Principles of Hospitality and Tourism: first year DECA students only in ANY grade

    ? PMK Principles of Marketing: grade 9 only

II Management Team Decision Making Oral Events ?

    ??BLMDM Business Law and Ethics: For the purposes of this event, business law is U.S. law and will include contracts, product liability, employment and types of business ownership. The ethics component involves evaluating competing social

    values that may reasonably be argued from either side.

    ??BMDM Buying and Merchandising: Employees in buying and merchandising positions get the product into the hands of the customer. This process includes forecasting, planning, buying, displaying, selling and providing customer service.

    ??FMDM Financial Analysis: Financial analysis is the application of financial data to business decision making in any

    business. Concepts include understanding the source and purpose of financial statements, the impact of management

    decisions on statements, and the analysis and interpretation of data for planning purposes.

    ??HMDM Hospitality Services: Marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in hotels, motels,

    lodging services, related convention services, and related food and beverage services.

    ??SMDM Sports and Entertainment Marketing: Marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in amateur or professional sports or sporting events, entertainment or entertainment events, selling or renting of supplies and

    equipment (other than vehicles) used for recreational or sporting purposes, products and services related to hobbies or

    cultural events, or businesses primarily engaged in satisfying the desire to make productive or enjoyable use of leisure time.

    ??TMDM Travel and Tourism Marketing: Marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in enterprises engaged in passenger transportation, travel service, attracting and serving the traveling public, arranging tours or

    acting as independent ticket agencies, and other services incidental to the travel or tourism industry.

III DECA’s Online Events completely open, not a qualifier

    Online Events Special Event SMG Stock Market Game DQB DECA Quiz Bowl

    VBCR Virtual Business Challenge Retail

    VBCS Virtual Business Challenge Sports

    HRBLOCK H&R Block Dollars and Sense

IV DECA Ontario’s Special Events completely open, not a qualifier.

    ??UG University of Guelph Event (Team Event of two): Case will be a written by the University of Guelph, College of Management and Economics, and will be posted on January 20, 2010 on the Guelph and DECA Ontario websites. Grade 11

    and 12 students only. Case will have a business focus, approximately 2 to 5 pages. Prepared presentations ~ 10 minutes to

    present and an additional 5 minutes for questions. Laptops are allowed and any other presentation materials; no restrictions.

    Finalists in the UG event are automatically eligible to attend ICDC as SMI delegates (Senior Management Institute).

    ??UW University of Waterloo Event (Individual Event): Case will be a written by the University of Waterloo, School of Accounting and Finance, and will be posted on January 20, 2010 on the Waterloo and DECA Ontario websites. Grade 11 and

    12 students only. UW event will have a business focus, approximately 2 to 5 pages. Prepared presentations ~ 10 minutes to

    present and an additional 5 minutes for questions. Laptops are allowed and any other presentation materials; no restrictions.

    Finalists in the UW event are automatically eligible to compete in the ACT event at the Internationals.

    ??LDE Leadership Development Experience: Students can attend the leadership academy that is taking place at Provincials in February. The number of students you can register will be based on your chapter membership, 1:10 ratio.

V Written Business Proposals completely open, not a qualifier

2010 Topic for Business Operations Research Events

    The 2010 topic for each occupational category is the development of a strategic plan to enhance the current employee-training

    program of an existing business. The training program relates to characteristics such as training content, methods of

    instruction, selection of media used for instruction, etc. Using an existing business of their choice, participants will research the

    current training program and its effectiveness. Participants will develop a strategic plan to enhance the current training

    program.

Objectives

    The business operations research events provide an opportunity for the participants to

    • clarify the business’s current desired objectives for the employee-training program

    • design a research study to determine the current actual results of the training program

    • conduct the research (in depth interviews, focus groups, customer surveys, etc.)

    • based on the results of the research, develop a strategic plan to enhance the current training program

    • present the research findings and proposed strategic plan in a role-play situation to the business’s owner/manager

The business operations research events involve the preparation of a strategic plan to enhance the current employee-training

    program of an existing business. The participants must

    • select an actual local business operation or organization

    • design a research study

    • conduct a research study

    • analyze the results of the research study

    • prepare a strategic plan to enhance the current employee-training program of the business

    • present in a role-playing situation

    ? the design of the research study

    ? the findings and conclusions of the research study

    ? the strategic plan for enhancing the current employee-training program of the business

Format Guidelines for the Written Entry

    The written entry must follow these specifications. Refer also to the Competitive Event Checklist and the Written Entry

    Evaluation Form. A Written Event Statement of Assurances must be signed and submitted with the entry. Do not include it in

    the page numbering.

Title page. The first page of the written entry is the title page.

Table of contents. The table of contents should follow the title page. All activities or original research described in this entry

    must take place during this school year or the timeline specified in the Event Guidelines. The table of contents may be single-

    spaced and may be one or more pages long. The table of contents page(s) will not be numbered.

Body of the written entry. The body of the written entry begins with Section I, Executive Summary, and continues in the

    sequence outlined here. The first page of the body is numbered 1 and all following pages are numbered in sequence. Page

    numbers continue through the bibliography (required) and the appendix (optional). Follow this outline when you write your

    entry. Points for each section are included on the Written Entry Evaluation Form. Each section must be titled, including the

    bibliography and the appendix.

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    One-page description of the plan

II. INTRODUCTION

    A. Description of the business or organization

    B. Description of the community (economic, geographic, demographic and socioeconomic factors)

    C. Description of objectives for the current employee-training program

III. RESEARCH METHODS USED IN THE STUDY

    A. Rationale and description of research methodologies selected to conduct the research study

    B. Process of conducting the selected research method(s)

IV. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE STUDY

    A. Description of the existing employee-training program

    B. Description of the structure of the current employees (management and employees)

    C. Effectiveness of the current employee-training program

    D. Conclusions based on the findings

V. PROPOSED STRATEGIC PLAN (Including application of marketing concepts and technology usage)

    A. Goals/objectives and rationale (short- and long-term benefits to the business of enhancing the employee-training program)

    B. Proposed activities and timelines

    C. Proposed budget

VI. BIBLIOGRAPHY

VII. APPENDIX

    An appendix is optional. Include in an appendix any exhibits appropriate to the written entry, but not important enough to

    include in the body. These might include sample questionnaires used, letters sent and received, general background data,

    minutes of meetings, etc.

    ALL of the Business Operations Research Events will have the 2010 research topic as their primary focus.

Business Operations Research Events

    BOR Business Services Operations Research Event BMOR Buying and Merchandising Operations Research Event FOR Finance Operations Research Event HOR Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research Event SEOR Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research Event

Chapter Team Events

    CSP Community Services Project

    CMP Creative Marketing Project

    FLPP Financial Literacy Project

    EPP Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan LEP Learn and Earn Project

    PRP Public Relations Project

Business Management and Entrepreneurship Events

    IMP Internet Business Plan Event

    ENW Entrepreneurship Written Event

    IBP International Business Plan Event

    ENPF Entrepreneurship Participating Event (Organizing a Franchising Business)

    ENPI Entrepreneurship Participating Event (Organizing an Independent Business)

Marketing Representative Events

    ADC Advertising Campaign Event

    FMP Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan Event TSE Technical Sales Event

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