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.
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.
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.
1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Hawthorn (HE Block 1, Semester 1, Semester 2, Term 4) - View application and start dates
2021 Start Dates
2022 Start Dates
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Academic study and research with Swinburne provides me with access to invaluable frameworks, tools and networks to stay abreast of what’s happening around the globe. The Centre for Social Impact gave me additional confidence and skills to extend my work through academic rigour.
Master of Social Impact
From uni to a dream job in less than a year
Sarah was keen to learn about not-for profits and the Swinburne course strengthened her passion and inspiration for philantropy and innovation. During her studies, she forged important connections and developed networks and was able to drive her career quickly forward.
Centre for Social Impact Swinburne
Swinburne founded Australia’s first degree in philanthropy and social investment in 2008. Six years later the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne was created as an interdisciplinary research and graduate education centre that strives to create more equitable social and economic systems by working with the people and organisations that make change happen.
Be an innovator
Undertake this course and you’ll be joining other change-makers at Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship – the first dedicated entrepreneurship school in the nation. One of our unique AGSE offerings, this course will give you the mindset of edge.
“Entrepreneurship,” says AGSE Director, Alex Kaiser (pictured), “is about questioning the status-quo, identifying opportunities, making decisions and implementing ideas. Concisely, it’s about having impact.”
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.