Fees: DECA dues of $40; DECA conference fees (regional, state & national as appropriate) $TBA; IB exam fee as appropriate

Learning Recommendations: Student should have an interest in business and leadership development.

General Description: This course emphasizes understanding technical innovation and daily business functions, including marketing, human resources, management and finance. This course prepares students for a Standard Level (SL) examination at the end of the course. For IB Diploma students, this course fits in Group 3 or 6.


  • Daily business functions
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Finance

StrategiesStudents learn through a combination of:

  • Direct instruction
  • Written assignment where students must solve a real business situation
  • Participation in DECA
  • Use of technology
  • Discussion and critical thinking

Equipment to be provided by Student:  None

Note: Students join DECA and take an active role in DECA conferences. This provides students with the opportunity to travel and meet students from Washington State and throughout the United States.