Kathryn Heinze

Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Co-Director, Michigan Center for Sport Management

Areas of interest

Organizational and institutional change, sport and social issues.

Contact

Kathryn
Heinze
OBL 3152
1402 Washington Hts.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013
(734) 615-2146
(734) 647-2808

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
KINESLGY 532 Managing Human Resources and Organizational Behavior in theā€¦ 3 Fall Heinze
Course Name RO: Org Behavior and HR
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course examines through critical readings, analysis, assignments and class discussions human resource management and organization behavior dynamics and practices and their application to the business of sport. It deals with macro issue such as structure, centralization/decentralization, and culture, and how these issues impact an individual's functioning within an organization. The course also addresses micro behavioral science concepts such as motivation, conflict, leadership, decision-making, group dynamics, power, control, and communication.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology Graduate status.
Component: LEC
SM 332 Organizational Behavior in Sport 3 Fall, Winter Heinze
Course Name RO: Org Behave-Sport Org
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Having a fundamental understanding of how individuals work in an organizational setting is an essential ability for managing sport organizations. This course examines through critical readings, analysis, assignments and class discussions organizational behavior dynamics and practices and their application to both business and sport environments. It deals with macro issues such as structure, centralization / decentralization, the environment, technology and alliances and how these issues impact an individual's functioning within an organization. The course also addresses micro behavioral science concepts such as motivation, conflict, leadership, decision-making, group dynamics, power, control and communication. Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations is a required course in the fall term of the Level II SM Curriculum.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 342 Strategy of Sport Organizations 3 Fall, Winter Heinze
Course Name RO: Strategy Sport Org
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course addresses issues to consider, and approaches to use, in deciding: (a) the strategic direction of sport organizations, and (b) how such strategic directions can be most effectively implemented. To make these decisions, managers must accurately assess (1) threats and opportunities in the organization's environment and (2) the organization's strengths and weaknesses. The models and perspectives to be reviewed are particularly relevant to the environment in which sport organizations currently find themselves; this is an environment which is changing at an unprecedented pace and in which accepted approaches for managing are changing quickly and dramatically.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC