The Master of Social Impact (MSI) is designed for high-performing students seeking to build skills and advance their careers in the growing field of social impact. Whether working in the philanthropy and not-for-profit sector in managerial roles, the private sector in corporate social responsibility, or government in a policy-making capacity, the MSI provides the core capabilities required to lead people effectively in a rapidly changing social economy and business environment. The foundation units address social investment and philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and innovation, creativity and design, and corporate responsibility and accountability. Graduates also acquire specialist knowledge in evaluation and impact measurement, social entrepreneurship, and advanced real-world experience in strategic philanthropy and social venture development.
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
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.
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.