North Dakota DECA

Preparing Emerging Leaders in Marketing, Mangement, and Entrepreneurship

Learn. Grow. Achieve. 

High School Students

This is the place to start your DECA Career! We’re combining real-life experience with classroom activities to help you graduate from high school with a full resume and a headstart on your future. Take this opportunity and make it yours! Here We Go!

Get Involved

Whether you’re a member, parent, advisor, school administrator or marketing education supporter you’re in the right place to begin your ND DECA story! 

College Students

See what it means to be a DECA Member and who to contact on your campus. Join the association helping young leaders interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, management, finance, or hospitality develop skills, gain experience, and launch a successful career. 

High School

DECA programs exist in 24 of our high schools and career and technology centers in the state.


Reconnect with the association that gave you so much.


Nine colleges and universities have a Collegiate DECA Chapter.


Classrooms led by dedicated educators are filled with students across North Dakota to learn about marketing, management, hospitality, finance and entrepreneurship. 

Our Mission & Vision

North Dakota DECA was chartered in 1953 and was organized around one ambition goal: to improve educational and career opportunities for students.

In the years since its formation, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of educational innovation and has become nationally known for integrating academic achievement with vocational skills and creating linkages with the business community.

Over time, the needs of our membership have changed and we have changed to meet them. The fundamental reasons we formed remain at our core: first, effective marketing education gives young people the tools and aptitudes they need to pursue their dreams, and second, marketing education works best when it’s part of an integrated education program.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs
for careers in marketing, 
finance, hospitality and management 
in high schools and colleges in
North Dakota and across the Globe.

2019 - 2020

We’re excited to kick off the 2019 year in August when members return to the classroom and DECA Actvities. Planning is underway for conferences, new chapter and member resources and other incredible opportunties! 

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Next Steps

Lots of Ways to Get Involved.


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We’re On The Go

Across North Dakota

High School Officer Team

These six leaders were elected at the 2019 North Dakota State Career Development Conference in Bismarck, ND to serve the membership of North Dakota DECA. 

Collegiate Officer Team

Moving Collegiate DECA forward is what this team looks forward to doing after being elected in Fargo, ND at the Collegiate Career Development Conference. 

Supported By

Business partners are important to the success of North Dakota DECA. Business partners continue to support DECA and provide opportunities in leadership development, entrepreneurship, competition, and other areas that benefit youth. DECA has developed continued partnerships with many businesses in the state.

Important Dates


November is DECA Month!

November 1-30

Days Until High School CDC








Days Until Collegiate CDC











State Career Development Conference | March 15-17, 2020

International Career Development Conference | April 29 - May 2, 2020


State Career Development Conference | February 9-10, 2020

International Career Development Conference | April 22-25, 2020



The Latest News & Updates

Virtual Business Challenge 2020 ICDC Qualifiers

Go for it all this year!  Sharing news, information, and resources to make North Dakota DECA better! Two North Dakota DECA members have earned top honors and qualified in their Virtual Business Challenge events! Congratulations to...

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DECA Members Helping Fargo’s Open Doors Mission

1,000 Ways to Show You Care Sharing news, information, and resources to make North Dakota DECA better! The North Dakota DECA officers have set a goal to collect items for Open Doors 65 to fulfill the need for those in the Fargo area...

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2019 Collegiate Leadership Conference Details

Whether you're new to DECA or a returning member, this conference is the first one of the year - and it's a Must-Attend. It is a jam packed 24 hours of professional development and the fastest way to learn about the opportunities DECA has to help you in your...

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