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.


1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time


Hawthorn (HE Block 1, Semester 1, Semester 2, Term 4) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Part-time

2021 Start Dates

Semester 2 - 02 August 2021
Term 4 - 20 September 2021

2022 Start Dates

HE Block 1 - 07 February 2022
Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
Semester 2 - 01 August 2022
Term 4 - 19 September 2022