Determination of the study program courses contribution to the provided qualifications in relation with the labor market needs using AHP

  • Riste Timovski Faculty of computer science, Goce Delcev University
  • Tatjana A. Pacemska Faculty of computer science, Goce Delcev University
Keywords: Optimization, Operations research, Mathematics, Education


The implementation of Quality Assurance System (QAS) in Higher Education in each University varies, depending on multiple different factors and overall the vision, mission and the culture of the institution, covering aspects such as the study programs, courses and their substantial aspect, teaching and learning methodologies and techniques, functional and non-functional relations between the University and the students, research and science, student affairs etc. One of the key aspects is the content of the study program courses (their substantial part) and the relations with the labor market needs. Even though it is not mandatory to use mathematical modeling and/or information technology as a supporting tool, it is inevitable when the research needs to network large amount of data in an automated way, so the final result will be comprehensive enough in taking into consideration all the important parameters. Mathematical modeling technique AHP is applied towards determination of the study program courses that are most efficient in fulfilment of the labor market needs on the one hand and the provided qualifications with the study program on the other.