Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program focuses on building the professional capacity of social managers and entrepreneurs of the future across the corporate, government and third (not-for-profit) sectors, enhancing their capacity to lead organisations by creating social and environmental value and to operate in a changed cross-sector social landscape where the dynamism of the market is also directed at social innovation.

Designed for

Those seeking leadership careers in social enterprise or aspire to hold executive positions in organisations committed to maximizing social benefit


4 courses (24 UOC): 1 core course and 3 elective courses


  • Social impact

Standard entry requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator
  • And at least 2 years full-time relevant work experience
  • OR For professionals without a Bachelor degree, at least 5 years full-time relevant work experience in government, corporate or not-for-profit sectors.

Study pathways

Students that have completed the Graduate Certificate in social impact with a minimum credit average (65% or higher) can articulate to the AGSM MBA (Social Impact). Courses successfully completed will be transferable to the MBA (Social Impact).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNSW Business School Domestic: $14,640
International: $24,620

Fee comments

Campuses: UNSW Business School.

Note that this course is offered to international students by offshore external study only

Further information

This program is currently not offered to international students.

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