Donald Trump’s business school is a failed scheme, but a professor who’s been teaching students at the Trump University in Florida thinks it’s not too late to save it.
Nancy C. Moseley, a former executive director of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s School of Business, said in an interview with NBC News that the Trump program has been a huge success.
“I think it’s been an incredible success,” Mosely said.
“I think there’s been so much emphasis on the business, that it’s really just about the business.
If you were to go to any business school in the world and ask students, how do you get to the top, and I think you can learn about the economics of the business and the history of the industry, it would be the same thing.”
Trump’s business-school program began in 2014 and has been touted as a way to get kids into the financial world, with Trump saying it was a “very successful” program.
It has since expanded to more than 100 schools across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Education, which said in February that Trump had enrolled over 100,000 students.
“We’ve had students come from all over the world to attend our program, and our goal is to reach people from all walks of life,” Trump said at the time.
“We believe this program is a tremendous opportunity for students, for adults, for the next generation.
We think it will provide a tremendous amount of knowledge to the next generations.”
Mosely says that despite Trump’s claims, there’s a big difference between the Trump and the other business schools.
“There’s no business school where they’re getting paid to go into business and work on their own,” she said.
“[The Trump] program is not like that.”
She says Trump University students are typically the highest achievers.
“It’s like a meritocracy, because the students that are graduating are going to be the best ones,” she added.
“That’s the way we see it.
And I think that’s great.”
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.