Master of Social Impact

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

MA-SI Postgraduate Hawthorn Send me a link to this course
The Master of Social Impact (MA-SI) is designed for high-performing professionals seeking to build skills and advance their career in the growing field of social impact.

You will already have relevant industry experience. Whether you’re a manager in the philanthropy and not-for-profit sector, working in government in a policy-making capacity, or dedicated to corporate responsibility and social innovation in the private sector, the MA-SI will provide you with the core capabilities needed to lead people effectively in a rapidly changing social economy and business environment.

Taught through the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne, you’ll benefit from interactive learning and access to world-class researchers and academics. Accelerate your knowledge with deep discussions as you share your experiences with fellow students, hear first-person contemporary case-studies and gain rare insights from industry experts.
Foundation units enable you to apply design thinking to opportunity discovery, before building expertise in social investment and philanthropy, corporate responsibility and accountability, and social impact through entrepreneurship and innovation.
Then, build your specialist knowledge in leadership for social impact, evaluation and impact measurement before you apply advanced real-world experience in strategic philanthropy and social venture development.
Finish your Master program by choosing a business specialisation or electives to match your career interests. The wide range of options – from accounting to supply chain innovation – will ensure you graduate with the skills and preparation needed for the next level of your career as an agent of ethical and sustainable change.
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Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 20% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.


18 Month/s


Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates




A$44340 (annual for 2024)*

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.