A.A. Business Administration with a Concentration in Medical Billing and Coding - Associate Degree

Become a Skilled Business Administration Professional in Medical Billing and Coding

The Business Administration with a Concentration in Medical Billing and Coding Degree program from MTI College in Sacramento provides students with business training in general administrative skills, and training for medical billing and coding. With a diversified background in business management principles, graduates are equipped for administrative positions in the medical billing industry.

The Business Administration with Concentration in Medical Billing and Coding Degree Program at MTI College in Sacramento, California


The Business Administration program provides the graduate with general administrative skills as well as a diversified background in business management principles. The program provides the tools and knowledge to confidently pursue employment in the field of general business administration.

The first year of the program prepares students for employment in entry-level positions in office administration. It also provides the foundation for a chosen emphasis that will enhance the student’s skills in business administration. Students completing the first year will have a solid foundation in the Microsoft Office Suite products and business communications. Students are encouraged to gain related administrative support experience while completing their second year by working in a business-related capacity.

The second year introduces the specific business administrative courses that are the core of the degree. Students who complete the Business Administration degree program will be prepared to apply a wide range of concepts in management, marketing, human resources, and finance.

Enrollment Requirements

To be considered for admission into year one of the Business Administration degree program, applicants must successfully complete an admissions interview process which includes entrance examinations.

In order to be considered for advancement to year two of the Business Administration program, students must successfully complete the first-year requirements and be in good standing. As students approach the completion of their first year, they will be contacted regarding the upcoming year two start dates and the advancement process. Students who successfully complete the graduation requirements for the Business Administration degree program will be awarded an Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration.

General Information

Students may utilize professional career service assistance when they have successfully completed the first year of the program and are encouraged to work in a business environment while completing their second year. Our past experience has shown that individuals without prior business administrative employment experience commonly obtain entry-level positions in the field. Individuals with experience are more likely to be considered for higher level positions.

Year One Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to do the following:

  • Compose clear, organized business documents, including professional letters and memos tailored to a specific audience.
  • Perform fundamental accounting procedures including journalizing transactions, preparing financial statements, and completing bank reconciliations.
  • Create and present professional presentations with appropriate visual aids.
  • Use Microsoft Office Applications to execute, maintain, and improve office operations.
  • Apply customer service, problem solving, and interpersonal skills to business situations.
  • Model behavior that reflects confidence, competence and professionalism.

Year Two Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to do the following:

  • Apply an understanding of global and economic, social, and environmental trends to issues and developments in the current business environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical decision making based on knowledge, self-awareness, and critical thinking skills.
  • Apply an understanding of principles and best practices of management, human resources, finance, and marketing to analyze issues and problems, and contribute to continuous quality improvement efforts.
  • Apply the methods and materials of research to complete written projects on business administration concepts and topics.
  • Model behavior that reflects confidence, competence and professionalism.

Next Steps

Program Highlights

A121A - Accounting
This course introduces the accounting student to fundamental accounting principles and standards as prescribed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The student learns accrual-based accounting for service industries, including the entire accounting cycle, and procedures for the internal control of cash.
A121B - Accounting
This course continues using accrual-based accounting for merchandising businesses; 10-column worksheet, financial statements (including Statement of Cash Flow), adjusting entries and closing entries.
MO126 - Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology
This course is designed to help students succeed in healthcare careers by familiarizing them with medical terms and an introduction into human anatomy and physiology. An emphasis is placed on teaching how terminology relates to the functions and structures of the human body. A systematic learning approach will be used to acquaint the student with the human body and teach terms and word parts related to specific medical specialties and pathological conditions.
MO130 - Medical Office Practice
This course is an overview of the responsibilities of medical front office personnel. Focus will be on medical office interactions, human relations, customer service, the main medical specialties and their focuses, and the role of medical assisting. Patient confidentiality, ethics in the work place, and other legal issues are discussed. The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be covered. Medical office bookkeeping and payroll are included.
MO136 - Introduction to Medical Insurance and Coding
This course introduces students to different medical insurance types in the medical field. Focus will be on the importance of insurance eligibility, collection of proper documentation, and compliance standards needed in a medical office. Students will learn to use ICD-10, HCPCS coding standards and CPT coding books to properly code diagnoses and procedures.
MO143 - Medical Insurance Billing and Claims Processing
This course is a capstone class for Medical Office and Billing Specialist students. Student will become proficient with claims processing, healthcare payers, provider charges and payment methods, claim adjudication, reimbursement follow-up and record retention. Practical hands-on classroom experience simulating the medical billing cycle in a private practice environment. The focus will be on taking students beyond the initial claims process, expanding into following up on unpaid claims and payment procedures. As students go through the billing cycle, they will also learn techniques to improve cash flow for a medical practice.
MO146 - Electronic Health Records
Student will learn the importance and functionality of electronic health records with practical hands-on classroom experience simulating the workflow in a medical office environment. Students will learn how the administrative, billing, and clinical functions are integrated with the use of certified electronic health records software.
MO159 - Procedural Coding
This course provides an in-depth view of CPT and HCPCS coding. Students will learn how to identify and assign accurate procedure codes by using various health care specialties scenarios and case studies.
MO162 - ICD-10 Diagnoses and Procedure Coding
This course provides an in-depth view of the new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding system. Students will learn how to identify and assign accurate diagnostic and procedural coding by using various health care specialties scenarios and case studies.
MO196 - Medical Billing and Coding Certification Strategies
Students will learn and apply certification testing strategies to help them pass the Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam.
MB500 - Medical Billing and Coding Externship
This 160-hour externship is designed to provide students with valuable hands-on experience in an outpatient medical billing provider office or medical billing entity that is separate from the college. Students will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the Medical Billing and Coding Professional program and demonstrate professionalism in interacting with healthcare billing professionals and patients. Student will perform administrative, billing and coding processes under the supervision of an office or billing manager and receive feedback on their performance.
BA200 - Principles of Management
This course presents an overview of the multiple roles of the business manager. It addresses the legal, ethical, and global context of today’s businesses and leadership. It also introduces the student to concepts of leadership and planning, organizational structure, production and quality control, market trends, customer service, decision-making and change, and management information systems.
BA220 - Principles of Human Resources
In this course, students will gain knowledge of the role and functions of the Human Resources Department in the current business environment. Students will be familiar with issues, principles, and practices regarding recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees, as well as labor relations, health and safety, customer service, and equal opportunity and diversity.
BA235 - Introduction to Finance
In the context of a small business or nonpublic corporation, this course introduces the student to the concepts of profitability analysis, financial statements, forecasting, capital management, budgeting, and the time value of money.
BA240 - Principles of Marketing
This course introduces the student to the basics of marketing including pricing, promotion, product development, advertising, and distribution strategies. In addition, the course presents current theory on consumer decision - making, customer service, international marketing, and market segmentation.
BA270 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
This course provides an overview of the components involved in starting, owning and operating a small business. Course topics include: entrepreneurial characteristics, developing a business plan, financial and legal considerations, developing goals, management and leadership skills, the ethics necessary for success along with an overview of growth strategies.
BA500 - Strategic Management and Business Policy
This capstone course is designed to integrate the areas of general business studies, including marketing, finance, and management. This course focuses on the competitive strategy of the firm, examining issues central to its long-term and short-term competitive position. Using case studies, students act in the roles of key decision-makers and solve problems related to the development or maintenance of the competitive advantage of the firm.

Program Costs

Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an MTI admissions advisor today!

Tuition and Fees

Year One
Tuition and Registration $19,800
Books and Supplies $2,518

Year Two
Tuition and registration $13,950
Books and supplies $1,174

Sample occupations for students completing Business Administration Degree:

43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers

A complete list may be found online at http://online.onetcenter.org/crosswalk. Enter program CIP code: 52.0204

Job Placement Rate

Adjusted: *%
Unadjusted: *%

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program in the award year. This information has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Based on the number of Business Administration degree graduates in the 2018-2019 award year who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.

MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For more information on these calculations, refer to www.mticollege.edu/services/career-services/placement-rate-calculation/

All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.

Admissions Process

Applicants must take an entrance examination and participate in an interview with an MTI Admissions Advisor in order to be considered for acceptance into the Associate in Arts Degree program. The business training program begins several times during the year. Actual dates for registration will be provided by your admissions advisor. Students who successfully complete the graduation requirements for the program will be awarded an Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration.

The first part of the application process may be completed online.


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