Dr. Vince Decker, Ph.D., MBA, CAPM

Professor of Business Management


  • Office:  Taylor 121-C

  • Phone:  434.797.8470

  • Email:  vdecker@dcc.vccs.edu


I try to bring a real-world perspective to my classroom teaching.  Before coming to DCC as a full-time professor in the Fall of 2001, I had a wide variety of business management positions, including a few years as a small business owner and business consultant. 



Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D.)

Northcentral University

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Institute (PMI)


Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Amberton University


Master of Business Administration

Lynchburg College


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Longwood College



Below are the course descriptions for the classes I typically teach.

Click on the class syllabus link for a full description of the class requirements & topics.

Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary.  Lecture 3 hours per week.


Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/ supervisor relationships.  Develops skills in carrying out the responsibilities of a supervisor including interviewing, evaluating and disciplining, and problem-solving techniques.  Lecture 3 hours per week.


Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business, and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses.  Lecture 3 hours per week.


Examines the background and history of transportation, emphasizing the fundamental role and importance the industry plays in companies, society, and the environment in which transportation service is provided. Provides an overview of carrier operations, management, technology, and strategies including transportation regulations and public policy.


Presents a broad overview of economic theory, history, development, and application. Introduces terms, definitions, policies, and philosophies of market economies. Provides some comparison with other economic systems. Includes some degree of exposure to microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts..  Lecture 3 hours per week.


Introduces students to Internet marketing. Discusses how to implement marketing programs strategically and tactically using online communications tools. Teaches e-marketing strategies.  Lecture 3 hours per week.


Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.  Lecture 3 hours per week.



  • Professor of Business Management
    • Danville Community College
  • Executive Director
    • Sports Capital of Virginia
  • Associate Director & Business Analyst
    • Longwood College Small Business Development Center
  • Entrepreneur
    • Started, operated, and sold two small businesses
  • Metal Products Sales Manager
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation


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