Mohammad Golam Hossain, an international student, said the launch wouldn’t have been possible with support from the university: “I could not start a business in the UK without the university because of my immigration status. The university endorsed me for a year and allocated a mentor to support my business plan and research.”
The new shop ‘Worthing FX’ is in Montague Street, Worthing, and Mohammad has ambitions to open more outlets throughout Sussex and the South East.
He gained his MSc in Accounting from the university and an Association of Charted Certified Accounting qualification earlier this year.
Mohammad said: “The university course materials, teaching quality and the student facilities enabled me to gain in depth knowledge of the UK’s financial industry. That encouraged me and gave me confidence to establish a business in the UK.