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2021 UAGC Major Matchup: The Finals

By University Staff

2021 UAGC Major Matchup: The Finals

And just like that, we have our finalists for UAGC's 2021 Major Matchup. After three weeks of voting, it all comes down to this. We're heading to the last round of voting today, and we couldn't be more thrilled!

Of course, it's been bitter-sweet bidding a figurative farewell this year to the 14 faculty members and the majors they represented, but now all eyes are on the final two. Who made it through to the final round? Read on to find out. Then vote for who you think should win it all in the final round of the 2021 Major Matchup.

2021 UAGC Major Matchup Contestants: Week 4 - The Finals

This year, you are voting for the faculty members who make the best “case” for the major. Check out the finalists' pitches representing their programs from the Forbes School of Business and Technology® and the College of Arts and Sciences. Then cast your vote in the final bracket to help us determine who will be crowned the victor! Voting is open until April 25. Who will prevail? You decide!

Drumroll, please!

Final Game: Organizational Management vs. Psychology

Introducing the finalists for the 2021 Major Matchup: Dr. William Woods, who represented Organizational Management with a skilled slam poem-style pitch, while Dr. Michelle Rosser-Majors delivered the top 10 reasons psychology should win in a mindful and well-packaged presentation. You can see both of their pitches below.

But first, check out their final "battle" from a Facebook Live event on April 19, when the two faculty went head-to-head to challenge each other for the title of champion:

Who has the most convincing program pitch? Read and watch more from each faculty member in their original pitches below, then vote for the one who makes the most convincing argument. 

Organizational Management

Dr. Woods: “Greetings and thank you for considering the Organizational Management major. You will enjoy learning in programs that focus on management, leadership, organizational change, marketing, finance, teamwork, legal environments, human resources, international operations, and ethics. This program is going to help you to build much-needed skills for your career.”

 

Psychology

Dr. Rosser-Majors: “Psychology is unique and one of the most popular majors because the understanding of human behavior can be applied to practically any career, or to one’s personal development, or even to one’s life journey. It can even help someone understand why their new mother-in-law must serve every holiday meal at her house. 
 
It also encompasses leadership, motivation, personality, human development, abnormal, learning, and organizational behaviors. In addition, Psychology majors can gain the knowledge to support their children, or grandchildren, with making friends, developing more confidence, or even improving school outcomes. In business, having this knowledge can support them in applying strategies to support employee improvement, increase performance motivation, and lend a perspective to understanding why their boss thinks they must stay until 5:05 every day to be a good employee. What good does that do? Having psychology knowledge can help you understand this not-so-helpful belief/behavior.
 
In the community, psychology knowledge supports us as volunteers at the local homeless shelter, church, or mosque, or when working in an after-school youth program. Psychology provides the knowledge to support any area where human behavior is at play, even in the world of working with animals. In a nutshell, psychology, the understanding of human behavior, helps us to be more self-aware and ready to take on our goals. This is exactly why Psychology should win the 2021 UAGC Major Matchup.” 

 

It’s Time to Vote

It’s time to vote in the 2021 Major Matchup finals. Which faculty member presented the best pitch? Who will be named the winner? It’s all in your hands. Vote wisely!

 
Week 4 Final Game: Organizational Management vs. Psychology
Organizational Management
Psychology
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

What's Next?

Don’t forget to check back next week to find out who will be crowned champion! Be sure to rally your peers to vote for their favorite faculty pitch by posting on social media using the hashtag #VoteMyUAGC. 


Happy voting!

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