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Madras Management Association (MMA) is one of the largest local Management Associations in India. It was established in 1956 with the objective to improve Management Education and Training in the country.


Over the past 56 years, MMA has striven for development and nurturing management expertise, combining Indian ethos with international management thoughts and practices.

MMA has grown to be the largest affiliate of All India Management Association (AIMA) with a membership database of over 8000 members and has emerged as an inspiring role model for other Local Management Associations (LMA) in the country.

The prospects for a vibrant action to propagate management movement depend in large part of our ability to partner efficiently with the other industry associations, professional organizations and create a favourable environment for the members of MMA to exceed and excel. We are close to our goals today than we were yesterday. Working even more closely with the large number of members of MMA, MMA will reach the shared vision “To be the Fountainhead of Worldclass Management Excellence in India.

MMA has travelled a long way since those early days. There have been many presidents, and many achievements. Each president has left his mark on the Association. Every President and his team have done things that were conceptually ahead of its time. While the business on the ground was not necessarily global in character — management thinking in MMA has been up to date and often ahead of the times. It has been a dynamic, responsive organisation.

If today MMA enjoys an all India and international reputation, it is because it has stuck to its core mission of furthering the cause of managerial excellence. It has never deviated from this. If it had done so, it would have run the risk of becoming just another corporate lobby; and it would not have been what it is today.

MMA has established close linkages with over 1000 corporates/institutions and over 6,000 individual professionals and management students.

MfrMA has an enviable reputation in promoting the professional management movement, to play an important role in improving Managerial Excellence. Workshops, Seminars, Certificate Courses, Conventions, Management Development Programmes Corporate Training Programmes, Video Discussions, Lectures, Success Stories, Book for Life Programmes, Industry Visits, Competitions and Management Quizzes, debates, student related programmes, entrepreneurship development – all these form the amework through which MMA so effectively carries forward the message of professional management.

Organizing successful programmes in and around Chennai for over five decades, MMA now feels that it is absolutely vital and necessary that such programmes are carried to smaller cities/towns outside metros like Chennai in order to face up to the challenges of globalization and in order to take professional management to these fast-growing areas from where real growth is expected to come.

The activities of MMA are planned to achieve managerial excellence in the functioning of industries and professional managers in Tamil Nadu. In this direction, MMA chapters have been planned at various towns in Tamil Nadu mainly to cater to the needs of SMEs. Five such Chapters at Ambur, Salem, Hosur, Tiruchirapalli and Puducherry are already functioning efficiently. We continue in our endeavour to take professional management beyond Chennai.

In recognition of its excellent all round activities in propagating the message of professional management in all facets of business, commercial and industrial activity, MMA has emerged as the winner of AIMA Best LMA Award for 1997-98, MMA has been awarded “National Excellence Award” for the year 2007-08 for winning the best Local Management Association in India for five consecutive years from 2001 to 2006. MMA has also been adjudged as the Best Local Management Association in India for three years in a row by AIMA for the year 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12.

MMA now continues to be an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Management Association. We are able to serve our members better in a more professional manner with improved processes to achieve the objectives of MMA.

  • MadrasManagement Association
  • “MMA House” ,
  • 148-K Rajiv Gandhi Salai
  • Thoraipakkam, Chennai – 600 097
  • Tel: 044- 24962766
  • Fax:044-24962777




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