There are a total of 8 online events that DECA members can compete in: The Stock Market Game and 7 different Virtual Business Challenges. A DECA member can compete in any number of these events in addition to a traditional Written/Roleplay event. They begin in early October, and they are great events that you can compete in from your own device at home! Finalists in any of these events qualify for ICDC!
The Stock Market Game:
Participants in the Stock Market Game develop and manage a virtual investment portfolio of $100,000. Each participating team of 1-3 students manages all aspects of the portfolio, including stock selection, buying, and selling. The goal of the competition is to increase the value of the beginning portfolio, and teams are ranked according to their percentage return above the S&P 500. The top 25 ranked teams in each of DECA's 4 regions qualify for ICDC, where they will present their portfolio of investments to a judge.
Virtual Business Challenge:
Participants in the DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) operate a web-based business simulation in teams of 1-3 students. The VBC qualifying rounds are conducted on your own device, where you can qualify for regional and overall rankings. The top 2 teams from each round from each of DECA's 4 regions (we are in the Southeastern region) qualify for ICDC, where they compete in a double elimination bracket. The 7 different Virtual Business Challenges include Accounting, Fashion, Hotel Management, Restaurant, Personal Finance, Retail, and Sports.
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We will have an interest meeting in the morning on September 29th in Dr. Huffman's room (room 400)!