Preparing for DECA's Principles of Business Administration ...

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Introducing

DECA’s

Principles of Business
Administration


Competitive Events

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All rights reserved

DECA advisors may customize these pages for their use.

Why Enter the PBA Events?



The same
excitement
,
travel

opportunities

and
social
connections

as all of DECA’s
Competitive Events




Why Enter the PBA Events?



A chance to learn the
personal
characteristics that will get
you ahead in your career


A way to
be recognized

for accomplishing your
class and career goals

Four Choices



Principles of
Marketing



Principles of
Hospitality and
Tourism



Principles of
Finance



Principles of
Business
Management and Administration


These events are
CONTENT
INTERVIEWS
.



They also involve a multiple
-
choice
exam.



They are for individual first
-
year DECA
members.



Find the event guidelines and read
them. (
www.deca.org/celisting.html

or
in the
DECA Guide
)




You will prepare for both


Content


Interview

You will learn the content and practice
the interview.



You will also take a 100
-
question
multiple choice exam.


You can practice on previous exams.

The Content Interview


Assume you have already had a
preliminary job interview where you
discussed your r
é
sum
é

and the details
of the job.



You are now at a
second

stage:


The employer wants to know if
you understand some
basic skills
and concepts
.

The Content Interview (Cont.)


At competition you will be given a list of
four
Performance Indicators
.



You will meet with a
judge

who plays the
role of
employer

in a business
.



You will

explain the performance
indicators
as they relate to that business and
job
.



The judge/employer will ask

several follow
-
up questions.


Performance Indicators


Download the
Performance
Indicators

(PI’s)



They are organized under
Instructional Areas
.

Definitions:


Instructional Area:

A general topic/unit of the course


For these events, the instructional areas are:

Business Law



Human Resources Management

Communication Skills


Information Management

Customer Relations


Marketing (the concept of)

Economics



Operations

Emotional Intelligence

Professional Development

Financial Analysis


Strategic Management

Definitions:



Performance Indicator
:


Specific skills/knowledge under an
instructional area (The course content
under that instructional area)




For example, “Explain the principles of supply
and demand
.”

Definitions
(Continued)


Some performance indicators are
concepts/information to explain
:


For example, “Explain types of
business ownership.”



Other PI’s want you to
demonstrate
something you know
:


“Demonstrate active listening skills.”



Still other PI’s require you
to act in a
certain way
:


“Exhibit self
-
confidence.”

How do you prepare?



You will find the content and/or
skills the performance indicators
require and learn them.


This information and these personal
skills are the
content of your course
.



You can learn them from


Textbooks



Your advisor’s classroom lessons


Resources (books, article, videos, etc.)
that your advisor will arrange


The Internet

How do you prepare?

(Continued)


As you look at the Performance
Indicators, notice that some of them
say


district/state/province



beside them and others are labeled


ICDC.


This means that some are for early
competitions and others are reserved for the
International competition.


You can concentrate on the “district/
state/province” PI’s as you start
.

How do you prepare? (Continued)


You will
practice presenting to
a judge
.



With other DECA members



With businesspeople, parents, and
others who come to the class to help


When will you compete?


Your first taste of competition will be in
your
local area

(district, region) in
the late fall.



If you do well at the local competition,
you can move on to the
state/


provincial competition
, usually after
the turn of the calendar year.



Those who place highest then move on
to the
International Career Develop
-
ment Conference

in Anaheim, Calif.;
Orlando, Fla.; or another major city in
late April.

Regardless which level you
compete at, you will be a winner
.



You have learned skills and ideas that are
stepping stones to future success
.



You have
shared professional information with
businesspeople

who are interested in you and
your career.



You have ventured outside your comfort zone
and enlarged your personal space.

You can be proud
!