Changes to the Upcoming 2nd Round of the DECA Virtual Business Challenge

by Jeff Rutherford

The second round of the 2017/2018 DECA Virtual Business Challenge starts on Tuesday, January 9 at 10 a.m. EST.

We’re pleased to include the option of investing in the VBC Personal Finance event during round two. As a result of this, and of our testing, we’ve concluded that it is necessary for the competition to prevent the use of multiple simulation windows simultaneously. This will be applied to the simulations for all VBC tracks. We believe this will make for a more fair, more challenging and more interesting competition.

If participants do attempt to run the competition simulation in more than one window, the simulation is designed to lock teams out for a period of one hour. This will ensure the strategy is not effective, but will allow the students to re-enter if they accidentally run the simulation with multiple windows. And, to ensure that no advantage was gained by dual windows being opened, the simulation will automatically be reset.

Good luck in the second round of the DECA Virtual Business Challenge!