MMA instituted awards for promotional excellence / contribution to society, industries / members and individuals / management professionals, who now have an opportunity to participate in MMA’s prestigious awards like:
The MMA-Amalgamations Business Leadership Award was instituted in 1969 by the late Mr. A Sivasailam in memory of his father the late S Anantharamakrishnan, Founder of the Amalgamations Group. The award is presented once in two years to an Indian business leader, adjudged as outstanding by a panel of eminent jurors forming the selection committee. The awardee also delivers the Anantharamakrishnan Memorial Lecture at the award function. The last recipient of the MMA-Amalgamations Business Leadership Award was Mr.Ratan Tata, Executive Chairman-Emeritus, Tata Sons Ltd.
Since 1996, MMA has been organizing the MMA Competition for Young Managers. This competition provides opportunities to young managers to demonstrate their knowledge, experience, professional excellence and creativity in the larger interest of the management community. The Competition is held every year as a run up to the MMA Annual Convention on the same theme as the Convention and is restricted to Managers below 40 years of age.
MMA is focused on promoting knowledge, education and practice of good management. In keeping with this tradition, MMA had instituted "MMA Awards for Managerial Excellence" in 2002 to recognize excellence in managerial thinking, action, and demonstrable results to companies and institutions that have their corporate or registered office in southern states. The Award evaluates many facets of the organization, such as vision, goals, financial performance, initiatives thrown, corporate social responsibility, quality of management processes, and growth in market share.
The MMA Competition for the Outstanding Woman Manager of the Year Award is a part of MMA's effort to help the Women Managers improve their professional excellence. The Competition is held every year since 2002 as a run up to the Women Managers' Convention organised on the occasion of International Women's Day.
In the year 2011, CavinKare launched Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards, in memory of Late Shri R Chinnikrishnan (Father of Mr. C K Ranganathan, Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKarePvt Ltd). Mr.Chinnikrishnan had a vision and believed that 'whatever a rich man enjoys, a common man should be able to afford'. Since its inception, Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards have stood out in its steadfast support of innovative ventures started by small and tiny industries, businessmen and businesswomen.
MMA's "Chanakya - The Mastermind" Awardwas instituted in the year 2010.The award is bestowed after a contest is held to arrive at the Best Potential Manager of the year. The process is grilling but rewarding, as it promises to bring out the best in management students. MMA received over 4000 entries for this year's Competition from all over India. The applicants were screened on the basis of (a) Their past academic performance, (b) Significant achievements, (c) Significant competitions won and awards obtained and (d) an essay on the subject "Why am I the Best manager?"
MMA has been presenting cash awards of Rs.10,000 each every year to the first rank holders in MBA from Anna University & University of Madras. The objective of the MMA-MBA Award is to encourage academic excellence in management studies, by rewarding academic achievers in MBA Courses of these universities. The MBA Award in respect of top rank holders from Anna University is supported by TimeLinks. The MBA Award in respect of top rank holder from University of Madras is supported by Dr Nirmala Prasad MOP Endowment Fund.