Models mean different things to different people, but they are basically a simplified representation of a system built to support predictions and/or decision making. In this class, we’ll talk about first steps in building a model, how to define the purpose/use of the model, and how to determine what business questions you’re trying to solve. The class will be hands-on and students will work in groups to build several different types of models, which we will review as a class.
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You will need a laptop with excel for class.