Graduates will be expected to have the technical skills and wider community perspectives in grant-making, fund-raising, program design and corporate social investment that will enhance their skills as donors and/or equip them to work in the corporate, professional, public and community sectors.
Graduates may seek employment as managers, trustees, advisers, investors, fundraisers and social entrepreneurs across NGOs, government, businesses and corporations, nonprofit, philanthropic and related private sector agencies that provide and manage grants and/or raise funds.
On completion of the Master of Social Impact (Advanced), graduates will be able to:
- critically apply coherent and advanced knowledge of social impact concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking
- apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex social problems with intellectual independence
- communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use basic tools and practices of social impact within project work
- demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, accountability, respect and an awareness of professional practices and cultural norms in a global and sustainable context
- critically apply fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a business model using appropriate social impact methods and tools
- reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and develop skills to review, reflect on and plan to improve their professional performance
- critically apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research in the field of social impact with some independence as preparation for research higher degrees
- undertake a piece of independent research that makes an original and sufficient contribution to research in the field of social impact.
The Swinburne graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching programs assist all its graduates to be:
- capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
- entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- effective and ethical in work and community situations
- adaptable and able to manage change
- aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing.