Being an MBA student can be challenging, especially if you also have a job. Apps for students can make it much easier to take notes, keep track of due dates, write documents, and more.
Here are some of the top apps MBA students can use on iOS or Android devices to get ahead in their studies and careers. Unless otherwise noted, these apps are available on both types of devices—iOS and Android:
Scheduling and Organization Apps
The nTask reminder app lets you set up exam reminders and reminders for other school-related tasks. There’s a basic version that’s free, as well as premium, business, and enterprise versions that cost a monthly fee.
My Study Life
My Study Life makes it easy to keep track of class schedules, exams, assignments, and other tasks. Scheduling, to do lists, and reminders are included in this free scheduling app.
Calendly provides a convenient way to schedule group meetings when you need to work on group projects. This scheduling app also lets you easily manage group meetings. There’s a free version with paid upgrades available.
Collaboration and File Sharing Apps
Trello lets you use lists, boards, and cards to manage and collaborate on projects while also staying organized. Trello has a free version available as well as paid upgrades.
Google Drive offers a free and simple way to store and share files, so you have them readily available for MBA group projects.
The Microsoft OneDrive app allows you to store, sync, and share files with fellow MBA students for group projects and other tasks. OneDrive is free and has in-app purchases available.
Evernote is a free note-taking app that offers a convenient way to combine notes, schedules, and tasks and sync your notes automatically. This app also lets you add images, PDFs, documents, and audio to your notes.
Google Keep provides a simple way to jot down notes, add lists and photos, and set up reminders for your to-do list. This free app works well with document apps, such as Google Docs, when you need to write documents for school.
Notability, a free app for iOS devices, makes it easy to write, share, edit, record, and replay your notes. You can use this app to create study guides or take notes during classes.
The Prezi app gives MBA students a great way to create interactive presentations for class or group projects. This free app can be used with Zoom, Webinar, and other tools, making it a good choice for online students.
Canva provides several presentation templates and other tools to help you design and create presentations for school. This free app also lets you collaborate with others on your presentations.
Google Slides offers a presentation app that’s simple to use and free. This app gives you an easy way to make presentations for your MBA program. You can also connect it with other Google apps, such as Google Drive.
Zoom offers a reliable way to make video calls and conferencing during your MBA program, which can be incredibly helpful with an online program. This free app also offers paid upgrades for additional features.
AZ Screen Recorder and TechSmith Capture
AZ Screen Recorder for Android and TechSmith Capture for iOS provide screen recording apps that are free and easy to use. Both apps offer dependable, high-quality screen recording and editing tools that you can use throughout your MBA program.
Apple VoiceOver and TalkBack
Apple VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android are screen reader apps that read text on browsers and other apps and software out loud to you. VoiceOver is a built-in app on iOS devices, while TalkBack is a built-in app on Android devices.
Habitify is a free app that keeps track of your habits in order to help you improve your productivity. You can use this app to plan daily routines and work on building solid lifestyle behaviors and practices, such as studying habits.
The Toggl app provides an effective way to track how you spend your time, so you can find ways to boost your productivity. You’ll need to set up a free Toggl Track account to download and use the app.
The Freedom app offers a great way to block websites, social media, and other online sources of distraction. This free app can make it easier for you to focus on school projects and assignments without getting distracted.
LinkedIn for iOS and Android provides a free way to network with other professionals. This app offers a convenient way to connect with other professionals in your industry, which can help boost your business career.
The Clubhouse app is a fun way to hang out with others online. This free app lets you talk to other people instead of texting or posting comments.
Fishbowl is a free app that lets you connect with professionals to get advice or learn more about your industry. You can also talk to industry leaders directly with the Fishbowl Live audio chat feature.
Apple News gives you a way to keep up with the latest headlines on your iOS device. You can use this free app to keep track of business news, industry news, or other news that might be relevant to you as an MBA student or professional.
Google News is a free app that aggregates news from various sources around the world for your Android device. You can use Google News to stay updated on the latest news in your industry or the business world.
A free app, Flipboard is both a social network and news aggregator that offers curated content, including the latest news, as well as lifestyle stories.
Stress Relief Apps
The Mindfulness app offers a way to practice mindfulness and meditation on a regular basis, which can help you feel calmer. This free app can come in handy when you’re feeling stressed about school, such as when you have an exam coming up or when you’re working on a group project.
The Calm app provides a great way to ease anxiety and stress and improve your focus and your sleep quality. You can also use this free app to work on other areas of self-improvement. This app can help you feel more prepared to handle the stress that can come with working on earning your MBA.
Colorfy for iOS and Android offers a fun way to relax and ease stress. This free app gives you coloring books to focus on, which are known to help adults feel more at ease. You can use this app to clear your mind in your free time, when you’re going through a stressful period at school, or in between handling tasks.
Other Useful Apps for MBA Students
The NetSpot app allows you to scan for wireless networks in your area, so you can find a safe WiFi source to connect to. This free app is convenient when you’re away from home and need to access online courses or other online schoolwork, especially if you don’t have your own personal hot spot available.
R Discovery offers a great way to do academic research for your MBA classes. You can use this free app to access research papers that you might need to use when writing papers or working on other assignments. With this app on your phone or tablet, you can do research for assignments or projects from anywhere.
Mint provides a simple way to keep track of your finances. Free to use, Mint can help you develop a budget, track spending habits, and work on reaching financial goals. This handy app offers a great way to stay within your budget, which is useful for MBA students who have other expenses to cover for school, such as books.
DoorDash offers a convenient way to order food and have it brought to your door. This free app makes it easy to have meals delivered to you when you’re short on time or busy studying for an upcoming exam. You can upgrade to a monthly subscription to save on some fees.
If you’re in the process of exploring your options for MBA programs, contact the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. We offer a 100% Online MBA program as well as a hybrid Flexible MBA program with online and in-person instruction.