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15 Study Apps to Get You Through Your MBA

By Amelia Hopkins

Updated September 21, 2017 Updated September 21, 2017

If there’s one thing you need for success at business school, it’s organization. Thanks to technology, this no longer means file dividers and sticky notes and hours of highlighting. Your phone is your best friend in the business school world, and luckily, we’ve summarized the top study apps to help. 

Organizing your life

Google Calendar

Despite being entirely free, Google’s calendar is still a leader in the industry. For MBAs juggling thousands of activities, it’s a great way to stay on top of what you’re doing. The integration features allow you to sync your other apps, and you can share your calendar with others - perfect for organizing team catch ups.


Any.do is an easy ‘to do’ app with great functional ability. The app syncs with Google Calendar and will send you reminders after scheduled meetings to update your lists.

Taking notes


Evernote allows you to take notes in a variety of ways – so it’s easily tailored to your personal study style. Everything from audio recordings, to images, tables and handwritten notes are available. Collaborative functionality means you can share your notes, organize them into categories, and use the search function to find what you need.


This study app might not be free, but the US$5.99 pricetag won’t break the bank – and may well be worth it. The app enables you to take pictures of any text and convert it to make it editable – perfect for snapping pictures of textbooks or newspapers to reference later.

Collaborating with others


Trello takes the work out of your group projects. The simple to use, board-based study app allows you to follow projects from start to finish. Organize projects so you can see exactly what needs to be done and assign tasks to individuals with ease. The best part? You can integrate apps you already use too.

Google Docs

This easy to use online document editor is perfect for group editing documents or presentations.


Slack makes communication simple. Use it to bring together all your course-based conversations, create group chats for projects or search past conversations if you need to jog your memory at finals time.


From presentations to notes, there will be no end to the amount of files you need to share at business school. Save time by downloading Dropbox. It allows you to share files with just a few clicks. And by saving projects to the cloud you can guarantee you’ll never lose them.

Business specific


Struggling with writing business plans? Elavatr guides you through the process seamlessly – and given the number of business plans you’ll be writing, this could be exactly what you need.

Roambi Analytics

If you struggle with data, Roambi Analytics is the study app for you. It creates meaningful charts and visuals out of any data so that you can understand what they mean.

Staying healthy


A survey found that 50% of students have experienced mental health problems resulting from money worries. Mint is a popular budgeting app that allows you to manage your finances with ease. After linking up your accounts, it will track your spending, categorize purchases and send you notifications to let you know how much you’re spending.

The Mindfulness App

Business school is stressful: Relax and find inner peace with The Mindfulness App. Offering meditation training for everyone in a digestible way, in just a few minutes a day you can cut down on stress and refocus.


For everything meditation can’t cure, there’s Netflix.

Socializing and networking


Networking is a huge part of an MBA and CampusGroups is here to make it easier. The app is designed to help you manage your campus-based events. You can see what’s happening at your school, RSVP and pay for tickets, see who else is attending and sync to your calendar so you don’t miss a thing.


The mother of networking apps. LinkedIn is the leader in the area and the app version is a necessity for every MBA. Connect with people on the go and exchange details with those you meet at events, all with ease.

This article was originally published in September 2017 .

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Amelia Hopkins is a writer for TopMBA, covering the latest news in business and business education. A graduate of the University of Leeds and Yorkshire native, she enjoys reading, travelling and talking incessantly about the countryside.

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