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School of Management Studies


The School of Organizational Management was established in 1977 with the objective of preparing women to act as managers in governmental or non-governmental organization in Sudan. The School began with only one full-time staff member and 26 students then it grew to 1800 students. Graduates of the School now work throughout Sudan in various administrative capacities

The school has a five years multi-purpose program in which students pursue their studies in management and business administration, accounting, finance, economics and development. The program allows the students to have a broad view of business environment in developing countries, in addition to special emphasis on details of marketing, office management and secretarial work. The theoretical aspects of the programs are coupled with practical training in the summer vacation. In this practical training students are put in work situations in government and private institutions. The aim of this training is to produce a graduate with not only formal education, but also, with the experience needed to be a capable office administrator, accountant or business manager.

The school offers three specialization's:

The School hopes in the near future to offer post-graduate degrees in the field of management


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All courses offered by the School are required for the completion of the degree. For a student to graduate from the School, she must pass all the courses offered by the school. In addition, the student is required to pass all University required courses.

Course Descriptions



First Year

MGHO101: Human Organization (3 credit hours)
This course aims at acquiring knowledge about the management of organizations. It describes meaning of organizations; types of organizations; people structure and technology in organizations; organizations as a system; organizations and there environment; meaning of the environment; role of managers to achieve organizational objectives.

UREL101: English Language I (3 credit hours)
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URAR101: Arabic & Islamic Studies (3 credit hours)
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URBM101: Basic Mathematics (3 credit hours)
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URSS101: Study Skills (3 credit hours)
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URTD101: Talent Development (3 credit hours)
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MGIB111: Introduction to Business (3 credit hours)
This course acquaints students to different types of businesses. It discusses the origins of businesses; large and small firms; basic types of firms; social aspects of businesses; international aspects of businesses.

UREL 111: English Language II (3 credit hours)
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URES 111 Environmental Studies (3 credit hours)
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MGAM11: Analytical Mathematics (3 credit hours)
This course enables students to use mathematics as a tool for solving managerial business problems through discussing topics of the strategic line functions, limits and continuity; differentiation and trigonometric exponential and logarithmic formula, integration, simple indefinite integrals; and turning points.

UBVS11: Behavioural Sciences (3 credit hours)
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MGOM 116: Office Management I (3 credit hours)
This course teaches students about the different functions of the office. It discusses the functions of the office; telephones and telecommunication; filing and indexing; time keeping; budgeting-coding and application; meetings and agenda; reports and minutes.

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Second Year

UREL201: English Language III (3 credit hours)
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UREL 211: English Language IV (3 credit hours)
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MGPM205: Principles of Management (3 credit hours)
This course exposes the students to the management theory and practice. It describes the historical perspective of management; System management; the changing of management practices; managerial processes; the status of management; the finance function; the purchasing and personnel function.

MGAS 204 Arabic Skills (3 credit hours)
This course teaches the skills of communication in work settings and business transactions. It explains report writing, business letters, dealing with cheques, sector documents and rules and regulations governing them. (Course taught in Arabic)

MGPA 203: Principles of Accounting (3 credit hours)
This course aims at acquainting students with accounting concepts and theories. It covers accounting relationships; elements of accounting; process of generating accounting information; financial statements; business environment; accounting framework; working capital control.

MGME 206: Micro Economics (3 credit hours)
This course gives the students a general background in the field of economics and the factor of production and theory of demand and supply. It explains demand and supply; utility theory; the theory of production; profit maximization; perfect and imperfect competition.

URPE 201: Population Education (3 credit hours)
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MGOB 212: Organizational Behaviour (3 credit hours)
This course introduces the different individual behaviours within an organization. It covers introduction and definition; organizational effectiveness; aspects of individual behaviour; leadership.

MGOM 213: Office Management II (3 credit hours)
This course develop office management skills, to design and implement efficient communication system in the office. It describes communication inside and outside the office; petty cash management; meetings; preparation; agenda; reports and minutes; and insurance.

MGT 214: Translation (3 credit hours)
This course provides the students with broader knowledge in translation skills and. It aims at enriching the students’ knowledge and communication skills in both Arabic and English languages through translating different concepts and terminologies related to students’ areas of study.

MGFA 215: Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)
This course acquaints students with the understanding of the use and control of accounting information and the preparation of information for sound financial decision making. It covers the business environment, accounting framework, income measurement & assets valuation, methods of description, working capital control. bank reconciliation statement.

MGME 216: Macro Economics (3 credit hours)
This course teaches the macro economics concepts that will enable the student to evaluate and formulate economic policies. It explains the theories of macro economics; national income; demand and supply; fiscal policy; Inflation and monetary policies; employment; international trade.

MGPR 217: Public Relations (3 credit hours)
This course gives the student basic knowledge in public relations. It discusses different topics of public relations such as the impact of public relation in business; methods of public relations; corporate identity; sponsoring.

 

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UEL301: English Language V
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UEL301: English Language VI
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MGBL 301: Business Law I (3 credit hours)
This course introduces the basis of business law and how organisations should legally operate. It gives students a general background in the different legal aspects that surround the business such as the law of contract.

MGOM 302: Office Management III (3 credit hours)
Objective: to expose the student to the practical aspects of office management. Content: The office environment; methods of organizing; supervision and control; Inventory and store control; accounts and costing; wages and salary; communication.

MGFM 303: Financial Management I (3 credit hours)
This course enables the student to understand the basic financial concepts and issues necessary for managerial decision making. It describes different concepts and techniques of financial management such as the ratio analysis, profit planning, financial forecasting, capital budgeting.

MGSE 304: Sudan Economy (3 credit hours)
This course gives information about the characteristics of the economy. It covers the natural and human base of the economy; structure of the economy; performance of the economy; management of the economy.

MGMB 305: Money and Banking (3 credit hours)
This course provides the students with information on how financial institutions operate. It discusses the role of finance; functions of money; financial intermediaries; effect of inflation on money; Central Bank; commercial banks; creation, supply of money; capital markets; money markets; international trade; insurance; banking systems in Sudan.

MGMM 306: Marketing Management (3 credit hours)
This course teaches the students about the concepts of marketing and how to relate it to businesses. It explains the core concepts of marketing; marketing management; forecasting markets; product life cycle; Marketing research

MGCO 307: Computer Operations (3 credit hours)
This course gives basic information regarding computers and their application. It covers areas of hardware components of the computer; software and types of software; micro-, mini- and mainframe computers; application of computer to businesses; WordPerfect, Word Star; Lotus 1 2 3; Dbase; Harvard Graphics; SPSS.

MGPM 312: Personnel Management (3 credit hours)
This course familiarizes the student with the principles of job classification, recruitment and development of personnel. It describes the nature of personnel management; recruitment and selection; manpower development; motivation; job analysis and description; training.

MGBL 311: Business Law II (3 credit hours)
This course provides students with a legal background of the business through covering different areas like law of agency, sale of goods, and the legal forms of business.

URM 401: Research Methods (3 credit hours)
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MGFI 315: Financial Institution (3 credit hours)
This course aquatints students with the different financial systems, the concept of money in business and the different acquisitions involved in dealing with national and international banks.

MGFM 313: Financial Management II (3 credit hours)
This course enables the students to understand different financial issues and concepts necessary for managerial decision making. It covers topics of common stock, investment under uncertainty, term loans and leases, cost of capital and dividend policy.

MGDS 316: Descriptive Statistics (3 credit hours)
This course prepares the students to use statistics in managerial problems and researches. It covers frequency distribution; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; simple probability theory; normal distribution; simple regression and correlation; estimation of means; hypothesis testing; Chi-square distribution.

MGBE 317: Business Environment (3 credit hours)
This course teaches students on the different business environments. It tackles management and the external environment; the impact of culture; organizational adjustment to external demands.


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MGAS 401: Applied Statistics (3 credit hours)
This course acquaints the student with methods used for data collection. It describes methods of collecting data; ways of variance analysis; correlation; regression

MGHR 402: Human Resources Management (3 credit hours)
This course identifies the evolutionary stages of HRM and distinguishes between the traditional personnel management and contemporary HRM approaches. It covers topics of introduction to HRM, difference between personal MGT and HRM, models of HRM, recruitment and selection, motivation and reward MGT, career development and planning and job re-design.

MGED 403: Economic Development (3 credit hours)
This course illustrates the importance and relevance of economic development and how to obtain it. It covers the traditional and current theories of development; economic growth; economic planning; development strategy and planning.

MGMA 404: Management Accounting (3 credit hours)
This course provides students with the ability for book keeping and accounting skills. It tackles costing as a management information system; the element of cost; vouchers and original documents; interlocking accounts and integrated accounts.

MGSM 405: Strategic Management and Business Policy (3 credit hours)
This course provides the students with the ability to use the different strategies of management planning. It describes the elements of strategic management; environmental analysis; planning process; strategic issues in multi-national corporations; small businesses.

UWS 4013: Women's Studies I
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URE 4013: Rural Extension I
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MGAI 411 Applied Insurance (3 credit hours)
This course provides a more widely range on different types of insurance. It explains the definition of insurance; risks; claim documents; insurance intermediaries; re-insurance; fine insurance; marine and aviation insurance; accident insurance; engineering insurance; life insurance.

MGPA 423: Public Administration (3 credit hours)
This course teaches the different aspects of administration within an organization. It describes the organizational theory and public administration; personnel administration; comparative public administration.

MGPM 414: Project Management and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
This course provides the student with different managerial projects and its evaluating procedures. It tackles the project cycle; project management and financing; the project environment.

MGOB 415: Organizational Theory and Behaviour (3 credit hours)
This course makes students understand how individuals behave in organizations and why they do so. It covers topics of group behaviour within organizations; communication within organizations; leadership; organizational climate.

 

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Accounting & Finance Specialization

MGMA 404: Management Accounting I (3 credit hours)
This course provides students with the ability for book keeping and accounting skills. It explains the costing as a management information system; the element of cost; vouchers and original documents; interlocking accounts and integrated accounts.

MGIA 402: Intermediate Accounting (3 credit hours)
This course provides the students with an in depth knowledge about accounting concepts by studying financial accounting, organization concept and techniques types of assets, types of equities, financial statements.

MGCF 403: Corporate Finance I (3 credit hours)
This course describes the different theories and concepts of corporate finance. It covers topics of capital markets, consumption and investment, capital budgeting, theory of choice and state preference theory

MGAS 401: Applied Statistics (3 credit hours)
This course acquaints the student with methods used for data collection. It describes the methods of collecting data; ways of variance analysis; correlation; regression.

MGSM 405: Strategic Management and Business Policy (3 credit hours)
Objective: This course provides the students with the ability to use the different strategies of management planning. It explains the elements of strategic management; environmental analysis; planning process; strategic issues in multi-national corporations; small businesses.

UWS 401: Women's Studies I (3 credit hours)
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URE401: Rural Extension (3 credit hours)
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MGMA 414: Management Accounting II (3 credit hours)
This course gives students the required skills for using accounting as a managerial tool of the decision making. It describes the behavioural aspects of accounting control system, management accounting for planning and control, variance analysis and special topics in management accounting.

MGIA 415: International Accounting (3 credit hours)
This course teaches the students international aspects in accounting studies. It discusses different topics of international financial transactions; International money and banking; risk evaluation in foreign investment; accounting records and statements.

MGIA 412: Intermediate Accounting II (3 credit hours)
This course teaches students about the accounting concepts, preparation of accounts and statements. This course discusses partnership and company, preparation of accounts, interpretation of financial statements, and disclosure requirements in the company act.

MGCF 413: Corporate Finance II (3 credit hours)
This course explains the concepts and theories concerning corporate finance such as the agency theory, stock market viability, information based models, capital structure, dividend policy, market for corporate structure.

MGA 416: Auditing (3 credit hours)
This course provides a deeper and wider understanding in the study of auditing programmed. It explains the nature and purpose of auditing; the role of the auditor; audit planning and programming; Internal and external auditing; the balance sheet audit; audit procedure; audit reporting; the true and fair concept.

 


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ccounting & Finance Specialization

MGAA 503: Advanced Accounting I (3 credit hours)
This course aims at increasing the student's knowledge about advanced accounting concepts and its applications. It covers topics of the accounting of groups and companies, the accounts of other undertakings, accounting practice for specialized organizations, analysis of financial statements.

MGT 503: Taxation (3 credit hours)
This course acquaints the students with the different taxation methods and strategies by covering topics of direct and indirect taxation, income tax, corporation tax and capital gain tax.

MGAI 504: Auditing and Investigation I (3 credit hours)
This course provides information about advanced auditing techniques It covers topics of the regulations and professional requirements; appointment procedures; investigation procedures; special audit, banks and insurance companies; audit standards and statements; statement of accounting practices; mechanised systems; special audit techniques applicable to the computer.

MGPA 50: Public Accounting (3 credit hours)
Objective: To familiarize the student with government accountants, preparation of the government budgets, final accountants. Content: Cash base accountant, government budgets, government expenditures, government revenue, the development budget, and the current account.

URP 5015
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MGAA 513: Advanced Accounting II (3 credit hours)
This course aims at increasing the student's knowledge about advanced accounting concepts and its applications. It covers the accounts of limited companies; directors reports; treatment of taxation; statutory books and returns; group and company accounts, accounts of other undertaking; accounting practice for specialized translation; analysis of financial statements.

MGAI 514: Auditing and Investigation II (3 credit hours)
This course describes the auditing process and the different steps involved. It covers topics of audit process, balance sheet audit, verification of assets, audit report, true and fair view concept and the stock exchange requirements.

MGSF 515: Special Topics in Finance (3 credit hours)
This course acquaints student with special policy issues in finance, global financial centres, International finance, risk management, lease finance, merger and acquisition, and other contemporary issues in finance. It discusses the security markets, margin trading, international trade in financial services, inside trading, and effect of maturity structure of debt or returns on equity.

MGZ 516: Zakat (3 credit hours)
This course acquaints the students with the different methods of zakat it covers the professionals zakat, traders zakat.


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MGPM 501: Production Management (3 credit hours)
This course increases students knowledge on production quality and quantity. It discusses the designing, engineering and manufacturing; quality control; safety; physical environment; application of statistic in production and quality.

MGAM 502: Advanced Marketing Management (3 credit hours)
Objective: This course introduces a broad vision on marketing behaviour. It covers the marketing planning and managing; buyer behaviour; competition; pricing strategies; marketing tools; international marketing environment; Sudanese marketing environment; exporting — direct and indirect; international trade and marketing.

MGIR 50: Industrial Relations (3 credit hours)
Objective: This course gives a historical background on industrial relations its theories and models. It covers the theories of industrial relations; history of the labour movement; trade unions; collective bargaining; models of industrial relations; the Japanese experience.

URRP 501: Research Project (5 credit hours)
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MGCM 511: Comparative Marketing (3 credit hours)
This course makes students understand the international marketing strategies, to develop the awareness of the influences of environmental factors in international marketing.

MGME 512: Managerial Economics (3 credit hours)
This course gives students more knowledge about managerial economics in enterprises. It covers managerial economic overview; decision making in the enterprise; cost theory and analysis; risk and capital budgeting.

MGIS 513: Management Information Systems (3 credit hours)
This course teaches students about the different information methods, and systems within an organization. It discusses information systems and planning; tools and methods for developing information systems; implementation of systems.

 

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MGAT 501: Advanced Translation I (3 credit hours)
This course aims at enriching students linguistic and communication competence by translating topics related to students areas of study

MGTM 502: Time Management (3 credit hours)
This course provides the student with the knowledge of how the executive managers his/her time. It discusses topics of blocking interruption, handling decisions, delegating, managing times of subordinates, and working with subordinates.

MGPR 503: Public Relations I (3 credit hours)
This course provides information about public relations, its development, functions and techniques by discussing the process of public relations, public relation functions, public relations research and audience of public relations.

URP 501: Research Project (5 credit hours)
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MGAT 511: Advanced Translation II (3 credit hours)
The course covers different areas of translation in both English and Arabic languages to increase the student's ability to efficiently translate, with the emphasis on the area of the student's studies.

MGPR 512: Public Relations III (3 credit hours)
This course develops a theoretic understanding skills for planning, implementing and evaluating public relations companies by studying public relations in action, communication, the message and the environment of public relations.


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Sumaia Mohamed El Zein Ahmed Badawi, B.Sc., AUW (1990), M.Sc. University Business Administration of Khartoum (1995), PhD University of Khartoum (2002), Associate Professor, Dean. Joined AUW in 1990.
Amna E. Badri, B.Sc., University of Khartoum (1975), MA, University of California, (1978), PhD University of Khartoum (1987), Professor. Joined AUW in 1979
Ahmed H. Eljack, B.Sc., University of Khartoum (1963), MBA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. (1965), PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (1969), Professor. Joined AUW in 1979.
Asia M. Macawi, B.Sc., Ahfad University for Women (1987), Diploma, Reading University U.K.(1987), MA, Reading University. U.K. (1988), PhD, Reading University, U.K.(1995), Associate Professor. Joined AUW in 1987
Hala Awad El Karim Elias, B.Sc., AUW, (1990), MSc, University of Southampton, U.K. (1992), PhD, Southampton University U. k (2000), Associate Professor. Joined AUW in 1990.
Sunita C. S. Pitamber, B.Sc., Ahfad University. for Women, (1987); MBA, Ball State University U.S.A., (1990).PhD, University of Bremen Germany (1998), Associate Professor (on secondment). Joined AUW in 1987
Amna Salih Derar, BA University of Khartoum, (1975), M.P.A. University of Khartoum, (1986), PhD Western Cape University, Associate Professor. Joined AUW in 1989.
Hanady Ali Taha, B.Sc., AUW (1990), MA, I.S.S. The Hague, Netherlands, (1993), Lecturer. Joined AUW in 1990, (on study leave for Ph.D. in Germany, Belfield University).
Sara El Rasheed Merghani Hamza, B.Sc., AUW (1991), MBS. Canterbury business School at Kent, U.K. (1995), Lecturer. Joined AUW in 1991, (on study leave for PhD.).
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Shahira Osama A/Hamid, B.Sc., AUW (1991). MA, I.S.S. The Netherlands, (1995). Joined AUW in 1991 (on study leave for PhD in UK, In Manchester University)
Abdel Khalig Mustafa Hamadto, Diploma, Gordon Memorial College (1943), University Fellow. Joined AUW in 1979
Ali Arif, high Diploma, faculty of Art (Arabic language Cairo University), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1995.
Alyaa Yousif Fadul, B.Sc., AUW (1998), MBA Leeds University (2000), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1998, (on secondment).
Amna A. Obied, B.Sc., University of Khartoum (1995), MSc, Reading University UK. (1997), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1995.
Hawa Amin Abusinena, B.Sc., AUW (1998), MBA, University of Khartoum (2002), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1998.
Lena Elshiekh Omer Mahgoub, B.Sc., AUW (1998), MSc, Manchester University (2001), lecturer. Joined AUW in 2002.
Mahdi Mohamed Sharfi, B.Sc., University of Khartoum, (1983), Diploma, University of Khartoum, (1984), MSc, University of Khartoum, (1990), Diploma, Themes Valley University U.K., (1992), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1984.
Marwan M. Merghani, BA Cairo University - Khartoum Branch (1991), Diploma Omdurman Islamic University (1994), M.Phil. University of Newcastle U.K (1997). (Doing Ph.D. in East Enjlia University), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1997
Mohamed Kamal Ali Hamadto, BA, University of Khartoum, (1971), Diploma, Police Academy of Khartoum, (1972), Diploma, University of Munchen, Germany, (1976), M.Sc. in Translation, African Institute for Translation, Khartoum (2002 ), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1984.
Mona Modathir Rajab, B.Sc., AUW (1998), MBA, American University, Cairo (2002), Lecturer. Joined AUW in 1998.
Najwa Tawfig Hashim, B.Sc., AUW (1986), MBA Bayer University Nigeria, (1992), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1985.

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Rabab Essam Ahmed, B.Sc., AUW (1998), MA, ISS, the Netherlands (2000), Diploma in "Governance, Democratization and Public Policy", lecturer. Joined AUW in 1998.
Sulafa M. Gawish, B.Sc., AUW (1995), MBA, Hull University UK (1998), lecturer. Joined AUW in 1995. (on study leave)
Obeid Ahmed Obeid, B.Sc., Cairo University (1989), MSc, Birmingham University UK, (2000), Lecturer. Joined AUW in 1998. Reem Eltayeb Elzubeir, B.Sc., AUW (1998), MSc, Birmingham University UK (2002), Lecturer. Joined AUW in 1998.
Sara Osman Abueisa, B.Sc., AUW (1998), MSc, Birmingham University UK (2002), Lecturer. Joined AUW in 1999.
Amel Hassan Mohamed Kheir, B.Sc., AUW (2001), Teaching Assistant. Joined AUW in 2001.
HadElzein M.Elobeid, B.Sc., AUW (2001), Teaching Assistant. Joined AUW in 2001
Intisar TajElsir Ahmed, B.Sc.. AUW (2001), Teaching Assistant. Joined AUW in 2001.
Ihsan Mohamed Elzubeir, B.Sc., AUW (1995), Administrative Assistant. Joined AUW in 2001.
Iman Ahmed Adam, B.Sc., AUW (2001), Administrative Assistant. Joined AUW in 2001.
Safaa Ali Mahir, B.Sc., Elnilin University (2000), Higher Diploma in Business Administration, Administrative Assistant. Joined AUW in 2001.
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