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Are you a planner? Do you enjoy being the leader? Are you comfortable dealing with money, making critical decisions, and working with others? Why business? A degree or classes in business prepare you to perform effectively in private business and public-service organizations. Business courses provide a solid foundation and the practical skills needed to start your own business or launch a professional career in a variety of industries, depending on your interest.

Students with business degrees have a wide-variety of career options, from owning their own business to jobs as financial managers, business analysts, and marketing managers.

Want to learn more? Check out our programs and classes below, request more information, or even apply for admission today!



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Small Business Management Certificate

Certificates are programs of study designed to prepare students to secure entry-level employment in their chosen field.

Typically a certificate is 30 credits (one year).

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours30
General Requirements9
Program Requirements21

General Requirements

Written Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS263Business Communications3
ENGLS111Method of Written Communication3

Oral Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

CISS116Business Mathematics3
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra or higher MATH course3

Program Requirements

BAS166Small Business Management3
BAS201Introduction to Management and Supervision3
CISS__Advisor-approved electives3
___S__Advisor-approved electives*6
___S___Advisor-approved elective3
* Business administration, economics, law science, or accounting

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ACCTS100Recordkeeping for Small Business3
ACCTS201Principles for Financial Accounting*3
* ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 will meet ACCT S201 requirement

Associate of Applied Science: Business Administration

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours60
General Education Requirements15-18
Major Requirements30
Electives15

General Education Requirements

Written Communication Skills

ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS211Intermediate Composition: Writing About Literature3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3

Or both (6 credits):

BAS163Business English3
BAS263Business Communications3

Oral Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communications*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication and Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Other Skills

___S__Advisor-approved GERs *6
* Humanities, social sciences, natural sciences or mathematics

Major Requirements

ACCTS201Principles of Financial Accounting*3
ACCTS202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BAS263Business Communication3
______Advisor-approved elective**3

* ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 will meet ACCT S201 requirement

** Courses with ACCT, BA, CIS, or LAWS designator are preapproved. Other courses need advisor-approval.

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ACCTS222Computer Automated Accounting3
ACCTS316Accounting Information Systems3
BA/CISS310Management Information Systems3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS151Introduction to Business3
BAS166Small Business Management3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS201Introduction to Management and Supervision3
BAS301Principles of Management3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS330Legal Environment of Business3
LAWSS101Introduction to Law3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

CISS235Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
CISS240Database Concepts and Applications3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics*3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics*3
*Note: Math S105 is a corequisite

Bachelor of Business Administration

Choose an emphasis area in:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the general education requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed in this section for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Any given course may be counted as fulfilling more than one requirement in a degree program, but the credit hours can only be counted once. Degrees must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS. Courses used as major requirements cannot be used as GERs.

A minimum grade of C- (1.70) must be earned in all accounting and business administration prerequisite courses as well as math (through MATH S151) and communication classes taken in the general education requirements. In addition, all students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program must either test out of or earn a C- or better in 3 hours of CIS spreadsheet or database courses, STAT S273, major and emphasis courses, and BA 462, Capstone. Students should complete the computer courses within their first sixty (60) credit hours.

Students in any of the business programs who are deemed deficient in any of the competency areas may be required to take additional courses to strengthen their skills before graduation. Any such additional courses can usually be counted as a program elective. Requiring supplementary course work will be considered if two different faculty members indicate a student has a weakness in the same outcome area.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements35
Major Requirements61-70
Emphasis Areas15-24

General Education Requirements

Must include:

MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus (or higher)4
ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3

Major Requirements

Lower Division Courses

ACCTS201Principles of Financial Accounting*3
ACCTS202Principles Managerial Accounting3
BAS151Introduction to Business3
BAS251Management Skills3
BAS263Business Communications3
* ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 will meet ACCT S201 requirement.

Select one from the following (3 credits):

CISS235Spreadsheet Concepts & Applications*3
CISS240Database Concepts & Applications**3

* ACCT emphasis students take CIS S235

** MIS emphasis students take CIS S240

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS374Introduction to Quantitative Methods3
STATS273Elementary Statistics3

Note: Lower division courses must be substantially completed before admission to upper division courses. In cases where some lower division courses have not yet been completed, permission is required to take upper division core or emphasis classes.

Upper Division Courses

BAS301Principles of Management3
BA/CISS310Management Information Systems*3
BAS325Financial Management3
BAS330Legal Environment of Business3
BAS343Principles of Marketing3
BAS462Capstone: Strategic Management3
BAS476Project Management3
BAS490Political & Social Environment of Business3
BAS498Applied Business Research*3
___S___Advisor-approved electives**3-6
___S___Electives16

* Not required for accounting emphasis

** Courses with ACCT, BA, CIS, or LAWS designators are pre-approved. Other courses need advisor approval.

Business Minor

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Minor Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours15
ACCTS201Principles of Financial Accounting3
BAS151Introduction to Business3
BAS301Principles of Management3
BAS343Principles of Marketing3

Select one from the following (3 credits total)

ACCTS202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
___S__Advisor-approved upper division accounting or business administration course3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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BA Classes: Fall - 2015


Business organization, nature of major business functions such as management, finance, accounting, marketing and personnel administration. Opportunities and requirements for professional business careers.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76781J01Michael Boyer
EG108
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76782JD1Michael Boyer
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76783JD2
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free. For more information call (907) 796-6402

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79580T01David Felts
SC218
Wed, Fri
12:30p - 1:50p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to fundamental banking concepts and principles, the basics of how banks/credit unions operate as a business, and the responsibilities of bank employees in a customer-focused financial services environment.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78699JD1Julie Hamilton
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Applies the principles of English grammar, style, and usage to business correspondence. Topics include capitalization, numbers, abbreviations, word division, forms of address, and techniques for editing and proofreading particularly as applied to electronic documents.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78692JD1Elizabeth Hoffman
DISTELIVE
Monday
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Survey of core areas of business administration with particular emphasis on organization and operation of small and middle-scale businesses. Business law, personal finance, manufacturing, marketing and finance included at the introductory level.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77310JD1Alexis Fanelli
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Allows students to explore various techniques for developing effective management skills. Personal skills, interpersonal skills, group skills, and communication skills will be explored. Diagnostic tools, discussion, reflection, self-analysis, and skill practice will be the primary learning methods used. The main objective is for students to develop a personalized plan for professional improvement.

Prerequisite: BA S151 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78694JD1Charla Brown
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Applies techniques of written and oral communications to business situations requiring problem solving and an understanding of human relations. Topics include written communications (letters, memoranda, and reports), oral communications (one-on-one and small group interactions and oral presentations), listening skills, nonverbal communications, and communication technology.

Prerequisite: BA S163 (formerly CIOS S160) or ENGL S111 (C or higher) or Business English placement test.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78695JD1Eve Dillingham
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78696JD2Eve Dillingham
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Survey of the basics of management. Synthesis of the traditional and contemporary quantitative and behavioral approaches to the subject of management.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76787JD1Haley Johnson
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76788JD2Haley Johnson
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Explores the role of information systems in various business contexts from a managerial perspective. Examines ways to improve business processes and decision-making through the use of information systems. Practical application of fundamental principles is emphasized.

Prerequisite: CIS S235 or CIS S240 (C- 1.70 or better).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76789JD1Colleen Mckenna
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Intensive analysis of the methods of financial planning and control, asset management, and other functions performed by the financial executive.

Prerequisite: ACCT S201.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76791JD1Vickie Williams
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

This course examines business in its relation to the legal and judicial systems and to government regulation. It explores legal concepts and issues pertaining to competition, sales, employees, liabilities and forms of doing business.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76793JD1Michael Boyer
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76794JD2Michael Boyer
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Role of marketing in society and economy; the business firm as a marketing system; management of the firm's marketing effort.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76795JD1Ryan Anderson
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Concepts of organizational behavior including job satisfaction, stress, motivation, trust, decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, leadership, power, teams, individual characteristics, and organizational structure and culture. Research-based evidence links these concepts with job performance and organizational commitment.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78922JD1Charla Brown
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Survey course in basic principles of human resource management and administration. Examines HR practices related to recruitment, selection, training, development, compensation, and employee relations.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76799JD1Charla Brown
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Management of operations, production, service system with emphasis on quantitative analysis. Characteristics of systems, types of production and service, forecasting, scheduling, facility design, and other topics in operations management will be covered. Quantitative techniques include linear, integer and goal programming as forecasting and queuing models.

Prerequisite: MATH S151; and BA S374 or STAT S273.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78923JD1Kristy Smith
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Provides a broad detailed overview of the practical issues and techniques that encompass fraud investigation and examination, forensic accounting, legal and liability issues, related criminology, and ethical considerations.

Prerequisite: ACCT S201 or BA S325.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76802JD1Sherry Hassell
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 in Juneau, or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

In-depth examination of business policy and strategy. This course integrates the competencies and knowledge from the business disciplines and functional viewpoints into a comprehensive strategic planning and implementation process using a series of case studies and business simulation. Designed as the capstone course for senior BBA students, intended to be taken during the final semester.

Prerequisite: BA S301, BA S325, BA S343, and either STAT S273 or BA S374 (all C- 1.70 or better).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76803JD1Ljubomir Lj Medenica
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

A holistic approach to project management: planning, scheduling, organizing, and controlling projects. Primary class emphasis is on project management process and tools, which are becoming increasingly more important in today's competitive marketplace.

Prerequisite: MATH S151 or higher (C- 1.70 or better).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78697JD1Colleen Mckenna
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Provides a comprehensive look at managing change within organizations using one basic change model. Examines practical techniques and tactics to facilitate the implementation of any strategy and/or program requiring change. Prepares participants to be effective change agents in personal and professional settings.

Prerequisite: BA S301. Corequisite: BA S351. Recommended: BA S476 (formerly BA S375).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78698JD1Charla Brown
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

A comprehensive examination of international business environments and practices. Attention is given to how differences in culture, political and legal systems, and economic systems influence business practices and trade patterns. Special attention is given to how globalization influences business practices.

Prerequisite: ECON S201 or ECON S202 (C- 1.70 or better).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76804JD1Ljubomir Lj Medenica
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Policy decisions and governmental regulations affecting business as well as the social responsibility of business in society.

Prerequisite: ECON S201 or ECON S202 (C- 1.70 or better).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76805JD1Ljubomir Lj Medenica
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Investigation of an issue that falls within the scope of the students emphasis area. Topic must be approved by a faculty member who teaches in the student's emphasis area. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Requires senior standing and departmental approval.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76808JD1Ljubomir Lj Medenica
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Department approval required to register. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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