College of Business


Group photo of the DECA students.

Fast Facts

  • DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
  • We attend competitions against other Michigan Universities which help prepare students for their professional careers as well as creating future networks.

DECA Mission Statement

Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking.

Collegiate DECA’s mission statement is combined with our vision statement which includes having students who are academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and are experienced leaders. This includes members who are ambitious, recognize the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, have professionalism with ethics, and integrity, and members who are empowered through experience in order to be an effective leader.