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The Way

Minnesota Collegiate DECA is a student–centered, advisor-guided organization which provides the vehicles for personal and professional growth and challenges students to use innovative thinking and action in partnering with alumni and industry.

What is Collegiate DECA?


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 programs and competitive events are clustered around six academic areas.

Our Guiding Principles

Integrates into Classroom Instruction

As an integral component of academic instruction, Collegiate DECA activities can provide authentic, experiential learning methods to help members succeed in college and prepare for careers.

Applies Learning

Collegiate DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project. based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.

Connects to Business

Partnerships with businesses at local, national and international levels provide student members realistic insight into industry and provide internships and career opportunities.

Promotes Competition

As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives our members to excel and improve their performance. Campus competition teams also bring recognition to students and academic programs.

Competitive Events and Conferences

Collegiate DECA offers our members the opportunity to take their skills from the classroom to the boardroom while building their network and growing as leaders. Through educational conferences that feature workshops and competitive events, our members hone their business acumen by learning from the experts and solving real world problems. 


To learn more about our state conferences click the link.


To learn more about our international conferences click the link.

To learn more about our competitive events click the link.


Our Current Chapters








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