First time students are required to fill out an account creation form, confirm email account, and then enroll in the HBS Doctoral Course.

Step 1: Obtain the Doctoral Course Key. Course Keys will be handed out in class on the first day.

Step 2: Create an HBS Account

  • Fill in all fields, including the Doctoral Course Key, and click the CREATE button at the bottom of the form.
  • Be careful not to include spaces when pasting in the Doctoral Course Key.
  • Try an alternate browser, like Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer, if you encounter issues filling out the form.

Step 3: Check your email for confirmation message.

  • Please note that you must follow the confirmation link within the email to register your email address in the email within the same day of receiving the message.
  • Confirmation of Email account is required for the account creation process. If you do not confirm your account, it will not be created and you will have to start again.

Please note that you must follow the confirmation link in the email within 24 hours of receiving the message.

Step 4: Log into the Doctoral Self-enrollment Tool

  • Fill in all fields, including the Doctoral Course Key, and click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form.
  • Be careful not to include spaces when pasting in the Doctoral Course Key.
  • Try an alternate browser, like Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer, if you encounter issues filling out the form.
  • You will receive a confirmation screen when you have successfully registered.

Step 5: Login with newly created account to HBS Learning Hub.