Studying for your Masters in Business Administration is not an easy task. There are lectures to attend, projects to submit and internships to fight for. While you are trying your best to multi-task and handle all these things at once, anything that makes your life simpler is worth a shot. Technology has made in-roads into our lives and there are a multitude of applications offered by Apple, Android, Blackberry and third-party app developers that can do the trick. Here’s a look at the top 5 apps that can make the chaotic lives of MBA students easy and organized.
Elephants are known to have a strong and almost infallible memory. If only human beings could say the same about themselves! MBA students in particular could do with eidetic memory! What we have is the next best thing – an app which will enable you to keep track of everything that you need to get done – Evernote. The elephant in the logo of Evernote is not misplaced. Evernote allows MBA students using iPhones, Android and Blackberry phones to info-capture in new ways. From typing to-do lists, notes to saving pictures, web screenshots as well as spoken information, Evernote does it all.
A document processing tool is a very important part of any MBA student’s arsenal. Documents to Go is an app that allows you to view and edit MS Office documents, PowerPoint presentations as well as PDF files with ease. The ability to edit documents on the go, at any time and place will be useful for all students.
Your MBA coursework is quite extensive but a little extra information never hurt anyone. With the PocketMBA app, you will have access to an MBA course that answers all your questions pertaining to factors that affect the running of a business, finance matters as well as general business best practices. While the app cannot be substituted for your class material, it does provide plenty of good-to-know information that is complementary to your coursework. However, this is a paid app.
As an MBA student, you will keep hearing about the term “business continuity” which basically means that the show must go in. Whether there are your faithful laptop crashes leaving you miserable or you want to share chunks of information and pictures with a larger group, Dropbox is an easy-to-use Cloud app that lets you save and access all your documents from any location. You can share links with other members in your group, your colleagues as well as your friends.
Studying for an MBA degree requires you to utilize initiative as well as innovative ideas. It is rightly said that when you exchange ideas with someone, each person walks away with two ideas. TED is a free app that allows you access to inspirational and ideological videos and lectures on most topics under the sun. So when you need a new take on an old problem, head to TED!
Use technology to your advantage and load your devices with these top apps. Your MBA training and life will become simplified and more fun!
Stephanie Colaco is a freelance writer, editor and former HR professional. An Honors college graduate, she spends her free time helping students/professionals achieve their academic goals by publishing articles and creating blog posts that answer their many questions on educational websites. Connect with her on Google+.