UTS Master of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management program graduates are internationally recognised as leaders committed to social justice. It is the longest-running program of its kind in Australia, but also a program that remains at the cutting edge by constantly evolving.
Wide-ranging and practical, it attracts people from not-for-profits, social enterprises and government, those seeking to make the switch to the NFP sector, and business people with a focus on corporate social responsibility. Being part of such a diverse group, students learn from each other as well as from leading academics and guest lecturers like Dr David Crooke, Konica Minolta Australia Managing Director and Chair of the UN Global Compact Network in Australia.
The program’s closely connected alumni community includes people like social entrepreneur Violet Roumeliotis, Chief Executive of Settlement Services International and 2017 Telstra Business Woman of the Year, among many other leaders in the field.
What you’ll learn
The Master of Not-For-Profit and Social Enterprise Management reflects best practice, addresses current issues and builds the unique skill set needed to effectively manage NFPs and social enterprises.
All the program’s practice-based assessments are structured around ‘real work’. Students develop volunteer management plans and fundraising plans. In the new Advocacy and Social Change subject you’ll develop an advocacy plan. Measuring Social Impact looks at the why and how of collecting data to demonstrate value and to support funding requests.
A range of guest speakers from both the NFP and commercial sectors share their experience in areas such as ‘pitching’ for funds.
Who is this program for?
This program is designed for people who are passionate about social innovation and social justice and gives them the skills to develop innovative solutions that have a real social impact.
Your study options
- Master of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise
- Master of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise (Extension)
- Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise
- Graduate Certificate in Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise
“Ruff Sleepers is a not-for-profit that provides free pet care for the ‘best friends’ of people who are homeless or without the means to access animal services. It’s an adventure that started at UTS Business School almost three years ago over a coffee with [Course Director] Bronwen Dalton and fellow Master’s student Tully Rosen. It’s provided us with real-world experience in fundraising, legal issues, volunteer management and social program delivery.
We offer free grooming, pet food and accessories, flea and worm treatment, referral to free vets and access to dog trainers. Just as importantly, our volunteers make real connections with people who are generally socially isolated.”
Co-founder Ruff Sleepers
Discover why our Not-For-Profit and Strategic Enterprise Management courses are the best choice to help take your career to the next level:
Connected to practice
We work closely with leading and innovative organisations to ensure you develop the skills needed to play a lead role in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector.
Work on real-world projects
You will have the opportunity to work with real-world clients which means you’ll learn from real-world events and case studies.
Complete the course your way
Complement core knowledge in NFP management with your choice of electives from across the Business School.
Become a change agent
Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to effect real change for social good within existing organisations or as the basis for your own social enterprise startup.
Don’t learn the same thing twice
If you recently undertook university study in NFP or related management you may be eligible for generous recognition of prior learning.
Talk to us
Participate in one our many activities, from informal chats over a coffee to webinars and Information Evenings.
Ask us a question by filling out our information request form or give us a call on (02) 9514 3074 to talk through your options with us.
Applications can be lodged online and are free for domestic students. The process should take around 20 minutes. Before you start your application, check out all the documents required here.
If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident you need to apply through Applying to study at UTS.