About Us

Who We Are

DECA Ryerson is an award-winning and record-breaking chapter of success-driven students at the Ted Rogers School of Management, who are consistently striving to reach the pinnacle of academic, social and professional success.

We are representatives of Ryerson University at provincial case competitions, and proud ambassadors for Team Canada at international level. Each year, our team attends a multitude of conferences and pit ourselves against over 30 other universities from across Canada, the United States and the rest of the world.

The last three years have witnessed the rapid ascension of our 500-strong delegation to the top of the DECA U Collegiate ladder, on the back of emphatic successes at case conferences on both provincial and global scale.

At DECA Ryerson, we strive to help students develop confidence and demonstrate leadership in the business community. After 10 years of success, DECA Ryerson is proud to be one of the largest and leading student groups at Ryerson University.

What is DECA?

DECA is an international organization whose mission is to prepare “emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.”

DECA U Ontario is Canada’s largest undergraduate conference, with over 2000 delegates from chapters across Ontario. Each year, delegates compete at the DECA U Provincials Conference in the hopes of succeeding to the international competition. During the conference, delegates compete in tests and case competitions in categories like Restaurant and Food Services, Marketing Management, Retail Management.

Through DECA, students are able to gain knowledge and experience outside the lecture hall, as they develop their analytical, presentation, and business leadership skills through in house delegate development sessions and various events throughout the year.

Our Mission

We strive to engage, compete and empower.

At DECA Ryerson, we aim to help students develop confidence and demonstrate leadership in the business community. Our mission is to transform our talented students into champion professionals by providing them with resources to develop essential business skills; create pathways to their chosen careers with networking opportunities; and provide them with a platform to harness their potential and triumph among the many.