Not as far as I know - the purpose of the Model (as in MVC) is to encapsulate the business rules from the rest of the system (such as presentation rules, communication protocols, persistence rules etc.)
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The Model in MVC definitely represents the Business Components. They may be business entities in simple Java beans or enterprise beans. Model basically maintains data and core of the all business operations. So simply Model in MVC are business objects. The following link gives you good idea of MVC basics- http://www.enode.com/x/markup/tutorial/mvc.html Hope this helps. Java makes things beautiful !!!