Careers and Outcomes

Graduates of the Elmhurst University professional science master’s in computer information systems program have been successful in landing positions at some of the Chicago area’s leading companies.

  • CME Group
  • Exelon Corp
  • United Airlines
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Call One
  • GE Healthcare
  • Infinium Capital Management
  • Intentive
  • Synergistic Networks
  • H2O Plus
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Motorola
  • Avanade
  • RR Donnelley

The graduates from Elmhurst: they produce and get stuff done.

Ryan McElrath, CTO at

Ryan McElrath, chief technology officer at, a Park Ridge web hosting company with a staff of 165, has hired a half-dozen graduates of the Elmhurst MCIS program as programmers:

“Americaneagle uses the Microsoft programming language,, and Elmhurst is one of the few colleges that trains its students in Microsoft, so they don’t need much training and can hit the ground running. They’ve been an excellent fit. The people we’ve hired also have common sense and a good work ethic,” he says.

“Elmhurst grads have worked on websites for the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Transit Authority and Fannie May Candies.”

Ali Ghane, MSEE, MSBE

Associate Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems; Program Director, M.S. in Computer Information Technology
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

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