Texas' Turner Talks MBA Admissions

The recent economy has sent more qualified people back to school

Matt Turner is in the midst of his third cycle at the helm of MBA admissions at the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business -- No. 21 in BusinessWeek's 2002 rankings (see BW Online, "2002 Rankings and Profiles"). The Austin native took a nontraditional route to the B-school, picking up a master's degree in Spanish at Harvard, and then a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Yale, before joining McCombs' staff in 1992. When Turner isn't deciding who's in and who's out, he dabbles in botany and is currently working on a book about plants that are native to Texas.

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