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Keith Bittel
Professional MBA
bittelk@duq.edu


 

What is one of your favorite things to do in Pittsburgh?
Being a lifelong baseball fan, my favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is to attend a Pirates game at PNC Park on a warm summer evening my family or friends. Since I like to eat, a close second would be sampling the offerings of the various restaurants, food trucks and brew pubs around the city. 

What is something people may not know about you?
Given that I don't have the typical body type of a runner (see my 2nd favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh), most people are surprised to learn that I've run 10 marathons. A goal of mine is to run the Pittsburgh Marathon. Since I am a tax accountant and this race is in the spring, I have not yet been able to train enough to run the entire marathon.

Why'd you choose the Professional MBA program?
My primary motivation for pursuing an MBA is to enhance my career. My reason for selecting Duquesne University is due to the excellent academic experience I had when I earned my masters in education from Duquesne earlier in my career. The stellar reputation of Duquesne's MBA program also factored into my decision.

What is your favorite movie?
Even though I don't watch a lot of movies these days, this is a tough choice from me. So I'll take the easy way out and list my top three: The Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan and Field of Dreams.

In my free time, I like to..
In my free time, I like to fish, especially if its in Canada. I also like to play ice hockey and run along the many trails in the area.