What will I learn?


Just like business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs often dubbed pragmatic visionaries seek to build strong and sustainable organisations. But rather than focus on conventional business pursuits such as revenues and profits, social entrepreneurs first and foremost take into account a venture's positive return to society. Whether you're a social entrepreneur, leading a not-for-profit organisation, managing corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability within a business entity or governmental department, this course Australia's first masters in social entrepreneurship will empower and equip you to address complex societal and environmental needs, and lead social change in innovative ways.


This course will be of interest to those who are passionate about social justice, creating social impact and assuring environmental sustainability while making a profit.

Offered by Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and Macquarie University, this is a management course with a social responsibility focus.

You can choose to study from a wide range of specialty units across MGSM and Macquarie, tailoring your studies to your interests and expertise.

You'll learn how to successfully develop and manage enterprises that have social impact.

You'll develop the skills to conceive, innovate and implement projects to solve social and environmental issues.


This degree is designed for social entrepreneurs and people with work experience in a social enterprise. The program is also designed for individuals working on social issues within government agencies and departments and people who are working within (or seeking to work within) the not-for-profit sector.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (1.5 year - 2 years depending on RPL granted)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (US$ 24,743) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 February 2020, 3 March 2020, 27 July 2020, 6 October 2020


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognized equivalent. GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent. IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

Student must have:

• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent

• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Macquarie University has invested AUD 1 billion to build new infrastructure and provide the latest technologies to its students.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world
  • Offers Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes
  • Boasts exceptional facilities across campus
  • Based in one of Australia’s largest high-tech precincts