Social Impact

Become an agent of sustainable and ethical change

Develop the edge you need to have a personal influence on an ethically responsible future. Arm yourself with the skills required to become an agent of sustainable change – through an enterprise of your own or from inside the organisation you work for.

Dig deep into the complex social, environmental and economic challenges facing business and communities today. Learn about using philanthropy to spur social innovation and lead the way in a rapidly changing social economy and business environment.

The Social Impact suite of postgraduate courses are taught through the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne, which is part of an Australia-wide network devoted to improving the delivery of beneficial social impact through research, teaching and public debate.

This is a pathway to a Master of Social Impact
Graduate Certificate Social Impact

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Intensive mode
Intensive mode units are delivered after work hours or on Fridays and Saturdays in six week teaching periods.

Intakes

4 March 2019
5 August 2019

Fees

$15,960*
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2019 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

This could be how you change the world
Master of Social Impact

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Delivery

Intensive mode
Intensive mode units are delivered after work hours or on Fridays and Saturdays in six week teaching periods.

Intakes

4 March 2019
5 August 2019

Fees

$31,920*
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2019 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Extend your knowledge with additional electives or choose the research option in preparation for a PhD.
Master of Social Impact (Advanced)

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Delivery

Intensive mode
Intensive mode units are delivered after work hours or on Fridays and Saturdays in six week teaching periods.

Intakes

4 March 2019
5 August 2019

Fees

$31,920*
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2019 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

This could be how you change the world
Master of Social Impact

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Delivery

Intensive mode
Intensive mode units are delivered after work hours or on Fridays and Saturdays in six week teaching periods.

Intakes

4 March 2019
5 August 2019

Fees

A$37,480 **
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** The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Extend your knowledge with additional electives or choose the research option in preparation for a PhD.
Master of Social Impact (Advanced)

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

2 years full-time

Delivery

Intensive mode
Intensive mode units are delivered after work hours or on Fridays and Saturdays in six week teaching periods.

Intakes

4 March 2019
5 August 2019

Fees

A$37,480 **
Go to link Find out more

** The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Master of Social Impact

Make your impression on an ethically responsible future. You’ll not only meet like-minded people, you’ll meet like-hearted people in Swinburne’s Master of Social Impact.

Who you are

You could be a manager in a non-profit organisation, or are seeking to be one. You might be a professional in a for-profit company wanting to engage with current and emerging trends in social innovation and corporate responsibility. Or, you are part of a consultancy growing your social impact capabilities. You could also be a policy maker or public manager interested in the social economy. Whatever you are doing now, you are looking for a postgraduate qualification to provide the edge you need to propel yourself into the career you really want.

Where it can take you

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to effectively take on leadership roles in non-profit and philanthropic organisations, government and social enterprises - as a manager, trustee, adviser, investor, fundraiser or social entrepreneur.

 

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The Master of Social Impact focuses on social innovation across all sectors – community, business and government – and is designed for current and emerging leaders who are passionate about tackling society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

Dr Graham Dwyer Course Director

How you’ll study

Busy people enter our courses, which is why we design them to minimise the impact on your professional and personal life. Our Social Impact units are delivered in intensive mode, which means classes are taught in fully-catered day and half day blocks on Fridays, Saturdays and after hours. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend some units at our industry partners’ premises.

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