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The Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) is available to School Candidates as well as candidates who study privately towards the examination in Ghana.

Candidates who have obtained passes in the relevant subjects at the GCE ‘O’ Level/SSSCE/WASSCE/General Business Certificate/Royal Society of Arts Stage II/London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stage II Level may be considered as eligible candidates for the examination.

The ABCE is taken in May/June each year for both Single Subject and Group Entry.

Entry for the Examination

The entry period is December to February and it lasts for three months. School authorities are expected to register their candidates and upload their entry data online. Other details of the entry procedure are provided in Notes for the Guidance of Schools which are supplied together with the entry documents.
Registration is strictly online for private candidates. Candidates can obtain more information on how to register for the examination at https://www.waecgh.org

ABCE Examination Subjects 

The examination, like the General Business Certificate Examination, is conducted on a Single Subject Entry basis as well as a Group Entry basis.

Single Subject Entry

The subjects available are as follows:

  • Auditing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration and Practice
  • Taxation
  • Information Systems
  • Typewriting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Hardware and Networking

The Advanced Business Certificate is awarded to a candidate who obtains at least a pass in a subject offered in the examination. A certificate is awarded for each subject passed.

Group Entry (Diploma)

The Diploma option of the ABCE involves a combination of three (3) compulsory and two (2) optional subjects as follows:

DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING OPTION

Compulsory Subjects

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Optional Subjects (Any two)
  • Economics
  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Business Finance
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Communication
  • Information Technology

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OPTION

Compulsory Subjects

  • Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Human Resource Management

Optional Subjects (Any two)

  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Information Technology

DIPLOMA IN OFFICE MANAGEMENT OPTION

Compulsory Subjects

  • Business Communication
  • Office Administration and Practice
  • Information Technology
  • Optional Subjects (Any two)
  • Typewriting (50wpm)
  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Business Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing

DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPTION

Compulsory Subjects

  • Hardware and Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Optional Subjects (Any two)
  • Information Systems
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Office Administration and Practice

Conditions for the Award of Diploma in ABCE

  • A candidate who passes all the three compulsory and two optional subjects in two sittings within a maximum period of two calendar years from the date of the first registration will be awarded a DIPLOMA certificate.
  • A candidate who is unable to obtain a pass in all the subjects within the stipulated period of two years from the date of the first registration will be issued single
  • Advanced Business Certificates for each subject in which he/she obtains a pass.

Further Enquiries on the Advanced Business Certificate Examination

For further inquiries, you may contact The Controller, Professional and Vocational Examinations Administration Department on Telephone numbers: +233-302-208201-9.

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