Money the Abbey Way
From the very first bricks laid on campus, Belmont Abbey College has been a leader in transforming our culture. Rooted in Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclessiae our educational foundations begin with the Catholic intellectual tradition and end with preparing students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a hyper-competitive world. In line with that goal and the College’s on-going planning and evaluation processes to improve student learning, the College is launching an exciting new initiative designed to help BAC students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to intentionally and wisely earn, spend, save, plan, borrow, and contribute, as you strive to live the Benedictine values of stewardship and community.
Your beliefs about money, and the decisions you make about money, are intimately related to what it means to live a good life and to lead a life of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become a responsible citizen, and to be a blessing to yourself and others (as it says in the College’s mission statement). The College recognizes that financial literacy has a significant lasting impact on you and your loved ones during your time here and well into the future. on not only your life during your time as a student, but well into your future.
Belmont Abbey College has a plan to improve the financial literacy of all of its students: Money the Abbey Way.
You may also hear this referred to as the QEP, which stands for Quality Enhancement Plan. The College will be hosting workshops and speakers, and will provide students nearing graduation with opportunities for one on one consultation with professionals about personal finance topics.
Go to bac.igrad.com (or click on the iGrad logo on this page) and use your Abbey email to access lots of personal finance articles, videos, and tools.
By the time you graduate from Belmont Abbey College, you should:
- Know fundamental principles and concepts of personal finance that are relevant to making well-informed financial decisions.
- Be able to apply fundamental principles and concepts of personal finance appropriately to your own financial situation.
- Understand basic Catholic Church teachings (including those of St. Benedict) about money.
- Spend time explicitly reflecting on and discussing your beliefs and values regarding money and financial obligations to self, family, and community.
- Be confident in your ability to make sound financial decisions.
You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God.
–2 Corinthians 9:11