MASTER IN ACCOUNTING PROGRAM CURRICULUM CORE BUSINESS COURSES (6 COURSES 18 CREDITS) MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL TRACK

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MASTER IN ACCOUNTING PROGRAM CURRICULUM

COMPOSITION OF COURSES REQUIRED:

COMPULSORY COURSES (5 COURSES 15 CREDITS)

COMPULSORY COURSES (5 COURSES 15 CREDITS)

COMPULSORY COURSES (5 COURSES 15 CREDITS)

ACCOUNTING RESEARCH AND WORKSHOP

(1 COURSE 3 CREDITS) FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

AND ASSURANCE TRACK

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL

TRACK

TEACHING AND RESEARCH

TRACK

THESIS (12 CREDITS)

THESIS (12 CREDITS)

PLAN A PLAN A

ELECTIVE COURSES

(3 COURSES 9 CREDITS)

INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 COURSE 3 CREDITS)

PLAN B

TOTAL 45 CREDITS TOTAL 45 CREDITS TOTAL 45 CREDITS

CORE BUSINESS COURSES

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CURRICULUM DETAILS:

CORE BUSINESS COURSES (6 COURSES 18 CREDITS)

ƒ AC 601 Managerial Economics

ƒ AC 602 Organizational Behavior

ƒ AC 603 Managerial Finance 1

ƒ AC 604 Accounting Concepts and Standards

ƒ AC 605 Corporate Governance and Professional Ethics

ƒ AC 606 Accounting Research Methodology

TRACK-COMPULSORY COURSES (5 COURSES 15 CREDITS) Financial Accounting and

Assurance Track

Managerial Accounting and Control Track

Teaching and Research Track

ƒ AC 611 Advanced Assurance Services and Attestation

ƒ AC 633 Advanced Risk Analysis and Controls

ƒ AC 711 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis

ƒ AC 712 Seminar in Contemporary Financial Accounting and

Assurance Services

ƒ AC 713 Managerial Finance 2

ƒ AC 631 Strategic Cost Management

ƒ AC 632 Management Control System

ƒ AC 633 Advanced Risk Analysis and Controls

ƒ AC 731 Controllership

ƒ AC 732 Seminar in Contemporary

Managerial Accounting Issues

ƒ AC 631 Strategic Cost Management

ƒ AC 651 Educational Psychology or

ƒ AC 653 Learning

Psychology in Business world

ƒ AC 652 Interdisciplinary Considerations in

Accounting Development

ƒ AC 711 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis

ƒ AC 751 Accounting Research and Workshop ELECTIVE COURSES

ƒ AC 611 Advanced Assurance Services and Attestation

ƒ AC 617 Tax Planning

ƒ AC 631 Strategic Cost Management

ƒ AC 632 Management Control System

ƒ AC 633 Advanced Risk Analysis and Controls

ƒ AC 637 Production and Cost Analysis

ƒ AC 638 Management Issues in Information Systems

ƒ AC 651 Educational Psychology

ƒ AC 652 Interdisciplinary Considerations in Accounting Development

ƒ AC 711 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis

ƒ AC 712 Seminar in Contemporary Financial Accounting and Assurance Services

ƒ AC 713 Managerial Finance 2

ƒ AC 717 International Accounting

ƒ AC 718 Forensic Accounting

ƒ AC 719 Computer Security and Auditing

ƒ AC 731 Controllership

ƒ AC 732 Seminar in Contemporary Managerial Accounting Issues

ƒ AC 751 Accounting Research and Workshop

ƒ AC 777 Selected Topics in Accounting-Related Area 1

ƒ AC 778 Selected Topics in Accounting-Related Area 2

ƒ Any courses offered by the other graduate programs in Thammasat Business School with the permission of the committee

ƒ AC 791 Independent Study (Plan B)

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Course No.: AC 601

Course Title: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS Category: Core business course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course covers a study of economic concepts and theories for managerial decision making to ensure the achievement of business goals. The emphasis is on concepts and issues that help answer the allocation of scarce resources in the business entity and the management response to economic signals. The topics include Consumer Behaviors, Production Theory, Pricing Under Various Market Structures, Wages and Compensations, Market Failure, Government Intervention, etc.

Course Objectives: This economics course helps the students develop two skills – analytical skills and theoretical skills. As research has shown, clear thinking is strongly correlated with clear writing and speaking. Economic analysis will allow the users to predict the unintended consequences of economic policy. This course will help students learn the language of economics and use economic reasoning to craft a compelling argument.

Course No.: AC 602

Course Title: MANAGERIAL AND INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR

Category: Core business course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course describes the principle and application of human recourse

management and control. It emphasizes the role of management in creating an attractive environment for working and effective remuneration, motivating the work force as well as maintaining talented personnel in the corporation.

Course Objectives: The students will learn the intricacies of human behavior in the work place and build up their interpersonal and leadership skills through the exercises and class participation. The students should be able to develop an efficient human resource management system to ensure maximum productivity for the firm.

Course No.: AC 603

Course Title: MANAGERIAL FINANCE 1 Category: Core business course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course provides students with basic concepts, including background on the economic and financial environment, risk analysis, and the valuation process. The current development in

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finance will also be covered through various special topics such as derivatives and risk management, bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, mergers, leverage buyouts, divestitures, and holding companies.

Course Objectives: To provide students with an understanding of the financial management concept such that they can evaluate the financial strategy of management and its impact on the financial statements. The specific issues of financial strategies and decisions and their impact will help students to also assess value of the firms.

Course No.: AC 604

Course Title: ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS AND STANDARDS Category: Core business course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course covers the norms of financial reporting in Thailand; what are the generally accepted accounting standards and what are the items to be included in financial report. Special topics in financial accounting current developments in accounting concepts and principles, and current reporting problem facing the accounting framework, accounting standards and accounting profession, financial reporting disclosures, as well as the influences of the important agencies to accounting profession. The pros and cons of different significant accounting policies will be examined.

Course Objectives: This course develops an understanding of the accounting concepts or theories behind accounting standards. Students will be able to apply accounting concepts or theories to different issues and circumstances and also evaluate the effect of these concepts on the financial statements.

Course No.: AC 605

Course Title: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Category: Core business course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course examines the nature and development of Thai legal system, the securities and business laws affecting various forms of business and legal liabilities for accountant. This course is also designed to convince students the importance of the accounting transparency and good governance. Coupled with the ethical dimensions of business activity and the accounting functions, students will learn how to help the business achieve their goals with the satisfaction of most (if not all) stakeholders. The focus will be on the principles of corporate governance and audit committee, business ethics, and code of ethics for professional accountants. Special topics include the practical issues of ethical conducts and the problems of the business in implementation of the good governance requirements.

Course Objectives:

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1. To develop the basic knowledge of legal questions that can arise in the cause of doing business.

2. To give students the foundation of the corporate governance and business ethics such that they can help the entity to establish a good governance and code of ethics as a tool for success.

3. To encourage students to do what they are supposed to do in performing their professional functions.

4. To enable students to be more socially responsible as a professional

and ethical human such that they can give much contribution to sustainability of the business and its community.

Course No.: AC 606

Course Title: ACCOUNTING RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Category: Core business course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course is intended to introduce the students a set of rules, techniques, and methodology of scientific research. The students will learn how to generate several types of research and communicate the research knowledge effectively. The accounting research literatures in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting and auditing will be explored to give students the foundation of the most common research methodology used in accounting field.

Course Objectives: To enable students to develop basic skills and abilities to plan and do a research of their interest. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to write a research proposal and budget of their own research.

Course No.: AC 611

Course Title: ADVANCED ASSURANCE SERVICES AND ATTESTATION

Category: - Compulsory course for Financial Accounting and Assurance Track - Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: A study of development in auditing and other services being offered by auditors, roles and responsibilities of auditors in today’s environment, new auditing concepts and procedures, completion of the audit and reporting under current auditing standards, including other assurance services and related reporting.

Course Objectives: To enable students to understand auditors’ roles and duties to the economy and society, while emphasizing ethics and ethical requirements for auditors under code of professional conducts and auditing standards.

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Course No.: AC 617 Course Title: TAX PLANNING Category: Elective course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course covers a study of the role and importance of the tax planning for business. Student will learn about the treatments for personal income tax, corporate income tax, valued-added tax, specific business tax and double tax agreements. Discussion issues will include tax problems and how tax policies can affect wealth of business.

Course Objectives: This course develops an understanding of the economics of taxation, tax implications on a proposed transaction for all parties to the transactions and a framework for integrating tax planning into accounting and business decision.

Course No.: AC 631

Course Title: STRATEGIC COST MANAGEMENT

Category: - Compulsory course for Managerial Accounting and Control Track and

Teaching and Research Track

- Elective course for Financial Accounting and Assurance Track

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course aims to study the role of cost management in strategic

management by classifying, measuring, analyzing and reporting reliable information to the management in the timely fashion. This course will explore the modern concepts in cost management system, cost information for strategic control and decision-making, including the management control and operational control system.

Course Objectives: To learn the new techniques being developed and implemented by successful organizations. Students will be able to identify the symptoms and causes of cost system failure in today’s highly competitive and technologically advanced environment, the principles of cost systems design and the managerial uses of this information for performance measurement strategic decision on pricing, product mix, process improvement and product design.

Course No.: AC 632

Course Title: MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM

Category: - Compulsory course for Managerial Accounting and Control Track - Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

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Course Description: The role of accounting information plays in management control system. Identify the various types of management control. The study includes management control and strategic performance measure, strategic investment units, transfer pricing, management compensation and economic value added.

Course Objectives: To help students understand management control system. The system covers the evaluation by upper-level managers of the performance of mid-level manager.

Course No.: AC 633

Course Title: ADVANCED RISK ANALYSIS AND CONTROL

Category: - Compulsory course for Financial Accounting and Assurance track and

Managerial Accounting andControl Track - Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: Study by way of discussing, presenting viewpoints, and analysing case studies concerning the following topics:

• Duties, responsibilities and ethics of internal auditors- with a view to perform the work efficiently, effectively and concurrently adding value to the organization;

• Assessing and managing business risks under COSO internal control concept;

• Internal auditing related to financial information, information technology and operation in major activities to ensure compliance with business strategies; and

• Duties, responsibilities and ethics of audit committee for good corporate governance.

Course Objectives: To convince student the significant role of internal control and auditing system such that student can evaluate company’s risk exposures and provide control measures to management.

Course No.: AC 637

Course Title: PRODUCTION AND COST ANALYSIS Category: Elective course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: Study the interaction between production manager and management accountant. Analyzing the way of information flow from production floor to top management. Focus will be placed on the study of value chain in manufacturing process and the gathering of cost information for helping the decision making of executives. Topics include cost estimation, cost prediction, and cost analysis for managerial purposes.

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Course Objectives: To recognize the changing pace of production technology that has immense effect on the work of management accountant. To learn about the modification of production and cost reports that fit the new environment adopted by the organization. The responsibility of developing the needed cost information in the new environment that is critical to the success of the firm.

Course No.: AC 638

Course Title: MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS Category: Elective course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: The focus of this course is on management issues and problems of information systems functions within organization. Computing and communications technology to be covered to the extent that they directly impact the decisions to be made or the way the IS function should be managed. The case analysis and discussion will assimilate the way senior executives undertake and decide on major issues in information systems. The course is structured around the major types of activities this person must undertake.

Course Objectives: Students should have a good understanding on important concepts and frameworks that provide a foundation for effective IS managerial decision-making. They should be able to

productively communicate with managers directly involved in systems work. Students should also have the ability to participate in solving IS-related problems and be able to devise individuals in that organization.

Course No.: AC 651

Course Title: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR ACCOUNTANTS

Category: - Compulsory course for Teaching and Research Track - Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course is designed to help students in teaching and research track identify the challenges involved in teaching. The focus will be on the topics essential to effective teaching: development, learning and instruction, motivation, and evaluation. Special topics of interest for teachers include study skills, social skills training, test anxiety, moral/value education, and instructional management with the emphasis on accounting teaching and learning.

Course Objectives:

1. To give students the foundation of effective teaching and learning so they can use it as a tool for teaching. 2. To prepare students with the basic skills for effective teaching such as cognitive and language development, creativity, systematic thinking, and problem solving.

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Course No.: AC 652

Course Title: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONSIDERATIONS IN ACCOUNTING DEVELOPMENT Category: - Compulsory course for Teaching and Research Track

- Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 Credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course aims to explore historical development of accounting thought and interaction among various disciplines with accounting concepts and practices. Application of economics,

mathematics and statistics, psychology, behavioral science and other related fields is emphasized throughout the course.

Course Objectives: To provide students the necessary and sufficient background on historical development of accounting. At the end of the course, the students should appreciate the integrative outlook of accounting professionals and be prepared to apply the knowledge learned in other fields to solve future accounting problems and issues.

Course No.: AC 653

Course Title: LEARNING PSYCHOLOGY IN BUSINESS WORLD

Category: - Compulsory course for Teaching and ResearchTrack - Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 Credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This course is a compulsory course for students in teaching and research track because it is designed to encourage students to realize the role and responsibility of instructors researchers. The focus will be on the understanding of the business in practice as will as sustainable development and continuous learning via research process and systematic knowledge transfer.

Course Objectives: To provide students the necessary and sufficient background on historical development of accounting. At the end of the course, the students should appreciate the integrative outlook of accounting professionals and be prepared to apply the knowledge learned in other fields to solve future accounting problems and issues.

Course No.: AC 711

Course Title: CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS

Category: - Compulsory course for Financial Accounting and Assurance Track and Teaching and Research Track

- Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits

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Course Description: This course provides students an opportunity to integrate all accounting knowledge and related fields obtained from other courses. Students will learn how management uses financial reporting decision to influence reported income and asset and liability values. They will gain the tools necessary to analyze the impacts of alternative reporting decisions on financial statement analysis, including forecasting and business valuation.

Course Objectives: This course examines accounting information from the perspective of creditors to accommodate company credit analysis and investors to accommodate investment decisions. It develops an understanding of how accounting information can affect stock price, risk and rate of return.

Course No.: AC 712

Course Title: SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND ASSURANCE SERVICES

Category: - Compulsory course for Financial Accounting and Assurance Track - Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 604:Accounting Concepts and Standards

AC 611: Advanced Assurance Services and Attestation

Course Description: This course provides an in-depth discussion of current issues and arguments regarding financial accounting and reporting and also auditing. Analysis of selected academic articles and research under both domestic and international circumstances will be covered. Case-based learning will be used in this course. Topics may vary in accordance with current issues and circumstances.

Course Objectives: This accounting course aims in building both constructive analysis and commentary skill for students. Students will learn how financialreporting decisions will affect the economy as a whole. Students are expected to be able to develop proposals for development in financial accounting and reporting areas after taking this course.

Course No.: AC 713

Course Title: MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2

Category: - Compulsory course for Financial Accounting and Assurance Track - Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 603: Managerial Finance 1

Course Description: The design, development, and creation of innovative financial instruments. Topics covered are options, forward, future and swaps, and other recent tools employed by financial engineers. The course will explore the implications of such instruments in setting up relevant accounting standards.

Course Objectives: To help students understand the close interaction between financial problem solving processes and development of accounting issues.

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Course No.: AC 717

Course Title: INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING

Category: Elective Course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 604 : Accounting Concepts and Standards

Course Description: This course is a study of the international diversity in financial reporting and harmonization of financial reporting standards. Emphasis is placed on the impact of the differences in accounting practices, measurement and disclosure issues, and managements perspectives. The class relies heavily on discussion and case analyses.

Course Objectives: To prepare students to be able to contribute professionally in a global economy where the international accounting plays an important role. At the end of the course, students should understand the differences of reporting and disclosure requirement among countries such that they will be able to adjust and give a valuable comment on the analysis of the financial statements prepared internationally.

Course No.: AC 718

Course Title: FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

Category: Elective course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 605: Corporate Governance for Accountants and Professional Ethics

Course Description: This course provides the knowledge on financial crimes and how to resolve the allegation of fraud from inception to disposition. The topics include the essential elements for a fraud case; identifying high-risk control and management weaknesses; examining documents, assembling evidence, and writing reports; interviewing people and achieving desired results; using sources of information; testifying in court and being an expert witness; planning investigations and studying related laws used to prosecute white-collar crime; locating assets and witnesses using public records; and developing and implementing an organizational fraud policy. The investigation techniques such as interview skills, public records search, expert witness skills, etc. will be introduced.

Course Objectives: After this course, the students will be able to participate in the fraud examination team to resolve an allegation of fraud, spot high-risk control and participate in a court testimony.

Course No.: AC 719

Course Title: COMPUTER SECURITY AND AUDITING Category: Elective course

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 611: Advanced Assurance Services and Attestation or approval from program committee.

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Course Description: This class presents the concept of internal controls and auditing procedures required in the environment of Accounting Information System (AIS). The techniques in using computers to conduct the financial audit and the subsequent benefits and limitations will be discussed.

Course Objectives: This course is designed to provide a comprehensive and integrated introduction to the environment and methodology of EDP auditing. It gives students an understanding of the controls that are important in a computer-based information systems environment and how audit evidence is collected and evaluated to assess the reliability of the information processed by this system.

Course No.: AC 731

Course Title: CONTROLLERSHIP

Category: - Compulsory course for Managerial Accounting and Control Track - Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 632: Management Control System

Course Description: Examine the role and responsibility of modern controller. The integral part of interrelationship among executives and controller will be deeply explored. Study the use of relevant information and the preparation of critical reports to support top management function. Development of analytical tools drawn from various disciplines will also be accompanied.

Course Objectives: The students will learn how to function effectively as a controller by case studies of management control systems and accounting for managerial functions. In addition, the real world temporary problems facing controllers will be discussed throughout the course.

Course No.: AC 732

Course Title: SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING ISSUES Category: - Compulsory course for Managerial Accounting and Control Track

- Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 Credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 631: Strategic Cost Management

Course Description: This course provides an in-depth discussion of current issues and arguments concerning management accounting area. Constructive analysis of selected academic articles and research in management accounting under both domestic and international circumstances will be covered. Moreover, students must be able to develop proposals for development in management accounting area. Professional presentation is required in this class.

Course Objectives: The skill in constructive analysis and commentary plays an important role in being a successful accountant. He or she must also be able to effectively develop solutions to arguments or issues that arise in management accounting.

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Course No.: AC 751

Course Title: ACCOUNTING RESEARCH AND WORKSHOP Category: - Compulsory course for Teaching and Research Track

- Elective course for other tracks

Credit Hours: 3 credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 606: Accounting Research Methodology

Course Description: Study of the roles and importance of accounting research in business decision. The impact of research design on the results and usefulness of accounting research for practical and educational purposes will be examined. The focus is on the student’s own research project.

Course Objectives:

1. To enable students to evaluate/criticize the others’ research in term of the appropriateness of the research design and methodology used.

2. To give students the opportunity to search data and do their own research for practice.

3. To prepare students to be able to give a suggestion to the practitioners or businessmen for selecting and using the research results.

Course No: AC777

Course Title: SELECTED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING-RELATED AREA 1

Category: - Elective course

Credit Hours: 3 Credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 604 ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS AND STANDARDS

Course Description: To pursue studies in some current issues of interest in Accounting-related area

Course Objectives:

1. To maximize benefit for the students in order to explore deeply the current issues of their interest in the accounting-related area

2. To give the flexibility for the students who participate in the exchange program.

Course No: AC778

Course Title: SELACTED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING-RELATED AREA 2

Category: - Elective course

Credit Hours: 3 Credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: AC 604 ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS AND STANDARDS

Course Description: To pursue studies in some current issues of interest in Accounting-related area

Course Objectives:

1. To maximize benefit for the students in order to explore deeply the current issues of their interest in the accounting-related area

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Course No: AC791

Course Title: Independent Study

Category: Compulsory course for plan B

Credit Hours: 3 Credits (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: Pass at least two track-compulsory courses in the selected track

Course Description: Study and conduct a research in a particular accounting topic under advisor’s supervisor and defend the project to the committee.

Course No: AC800

Course Title: Thesis

Category: Compulsory course for plan A

Credit Hours: 12 Credits

Prerequisite: AC 751 Accounting Research and Workshop

Course Description : Conduct an in-depth research in a particular accounting topic under the advisor’s supervisor and defend the thesis to the committee.

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