Graduate Diploma in Social Impact

About Graduate Diploma in Social Impact at UNSW   

UNSW’s Graduate Diploma in Social Impact is a credential from the UNSW Business School, which is a leading institution in the Asia-Pacific. This diploma will give you the business administration skills to be an agent for social innovation, leading to purposeful career choices and future study options.  

Build the professional capacity to implement corporate responsibility, develop social enterprises and lead organisations to create social change, while understanding social economy dynamics from a global perspective. Whether it’s for work in the public or profit sectors, you’ll see how social entrepreneurship and social investment can unite business, government, foundations and community organisations for a better future. 

The Graduate Diploma in Social Impact is ideal for working professionals who want to develop leadership for social impact. You can study around your work/life commitments in a combination of online and face-to-face classes. The face-to-face classes are intensives, taught over two full weekends for minimal impact to your lifestyle. 

Subject Areas 

The Graduate Diploma in Social Impact develops socially responsible leadership abilities in private, public, and social sector professionals. You’ll create social and environmental value and drive innovation in dynamic, cross-sector social landscapes. 

The diploma offers seven elective courses from industry-relevant topics related to social entrepreneurship. Your chosen electives are supported with one compulsory course in social impact. 

You can choose electives to suit your goals and interests in leading change for sustainability, social investment, corporate responsibility and accountability, designing for social innovation, and more. 

This diploma provides advanced knowledge to implement social change within organisations or your own enterprise. 

UNSW Business School students have access to Career Accelerator, a suite of professional development opportunities including:  

UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, with our subjects consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide. Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. 

Relevant Roles  

The UNSW Graduate Diploma in Social Impact leads toward further studies in social impact, that move you toward rewarding and purposeful careers opportunities in: 

  • Executive Roles in Not-for-Profit and Community Organisations  
  • Public or Social Sector Managers and Leaders  
  • Social Policy Managers in the Corporate Sector  
  • Social Entrepreneurs  
  • Foundation Executives and Managers  
  • Social Business Executives and Administrators  
  • Corporate Community Engagement Executives and Professionals  
  • Social and Ethical Investment Professionals